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After three back to back post season appearances the Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot expectations going into this year, which they have not been living up to. The Pirates needed to atone for last years early exit in the playoffs to the Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card round. Star players are not performing like star players (Andrew McCutchen .239, Francisco Liriano 4-8 5.33) and the little bit of luck needed in a long baseball season have not been happening for them. The Pirates have not advanced to the next round in the post season since 2013. The most disappointing was the previously stated loss to the Cubs. Pitching has really let the Pirates down this year ranking in the bottom half of the league.

Role credits pan up, fade to black. An audience invest so much of themselves in television shows and the need for a satisfying conclusion can demolish years of quality programming. What is it about human nature that we need things wrapped up in a nice tiny bow. Since the dawn of time we have looked to the heavens to explain the unknown. In the beginning there were those who claimed of higher power and those that took a scientific route. But none the less we’ve always found the need to try and explain and find answers to what’s out there. Which leads back to television. The finale of an episode represents an end to many things we’ve cherished, to some it’s like losing a family member. An audience wants a satisfying conclusion because there’s no way to know what the future holds for these characters after the final credits role. A poor ending can feel like a betrayal.

After a slow start to the season the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-33) have turned things around and if the season were to end today they’d be one of the two wild card teams for the National League. The Dodgers are riding a hot streak  8-2 in the last 10 games having won 6 in a row going into Pittsburgh. Though the San Francisco Giants (47-27) are 9-1 in the last 10 games winners of their last three. Thus the Dodgers still trail the Giants in the NL west by 6 games. It is an "even numbered year" so if history repeats itself the Giants will win it all. 

With the All Star Game fast approaching it’s time to shift our reviews from “Quarter Season” to “Mid Season” At the start of the season there was hope for Yankees fans. The addition of a couple new players and the resurgence of Alex Rodriguez bode well for the 2016 season. Many pundits had them winning the AL East. But as the beginning of July approaches the Yankees find themselves (35-36) 6 games back in the AL East trailing the first place Baltimore Orioles followed by the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

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The last day of E3 Dinosaur Spaceship explored the surrounding offerings of E3. Starting with E3 Live which was an registration event open to fans. E3 Live was a small sectioned off area outside next to the Staples Center. With a WB booth showing off various games including "Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens" and "Lego Dimensions".  There was an Alienware section showing off steam machines and A giant Titanfall Statue pictured above.  There was a Facebook experience section, a tent showing off the HTC Vive and booths selling some merchandise. 

It's been a great week so far but the fun isn't over yet. Dinosaur Spaceship is on the ground floor today at E3 and we'll have extensive coverage of what we're able to get our hands on later this evening. If there's something you would really like us to check out or what's been your favorite thing so far? Let us know in the comments and we'll do our best to make it happen. One of the biggest surprises has been the return of God of War. The fun is just getting started so stay tuned. 

With so much focus on Sony and Playstation at these conferences it's easy to forget about Nintendo. Granted Nintendo has nary a presence instead choosing for the last couple years to focus on revealing new information directly to the audience. The "Nintendo Treehouse" is the source for all their E3 news. Tuesday Nintendo showcased "Pokemon Sun", "Pokemon Moon" releasing November 18th, 2016 and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild". Nintendo will have more to show today June 15th starting at 10am pacific.