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Wakeup Call: Enough starting pitching?

Some sporting thoughts before sunrise …

>> My Wednesday column weighs the many myths surrounding Tim Tebow.

I’ll get a much closer feel for all that the next few days. Flying out this morning to Denver, and plan to be at the Broncos’ practice facility this afternoon.

>> I also have a news piece about the Pirates and Paul Maholm being unlikely to hook up again, this despite a continuing openness to talk.

That largely illustrates, as the story mentions, that the roster is set. You might see the odd non-roster invitee, waiver claims and other minor-league-type signings, but that’s about it.

And from there, that largely illustrates that Charlie Morton had best be ready off that hip surgery. If not, it will be up to Brad Lincoln, Rudy Owens or Jeff Locke to step in right away as part of the rotation. Those three also would be vital as depth the rest of the summer in this circumstance.

How do you feel about that?

>> Please tell me no one anywhere is debating whether or not Ryan Clark should play.

Here’s what some medical folks told our newspaper.

>> Good for Jamie Dixon. More of this, please. So, so much of defense in basketball is want-to, and it’s been painfully evident that Pitt has been lacking.

>> Going to keep it short tonight. Very early flight to the Rockies.

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