By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
LONDON — Brief and to the Point …
>> The Monday column is about Cassidy Krug’s final dive.
The Olympics can be terribly cruel.
>> They also can be tremendously exciting.
>> Are there seriously people comparing the speed of football players to Usain Bolt?
The race is the 100 meters. It’s been run on a track, with blocks, with a start gun, and the start itself has been part of the skill in terms of testing fast reaction time. Fast means fast all-around.
If anyone thinks Mike Wallace or any football player can beat Bolt in a race — track, grass or anywhere — I can guarantee you’d get a really strong argument … from that player. It’s dead wrong.
>> I hear from back home that, for the first time in Major League Baseball history, a team that’s 4.5 games out has been eliminated from first place in the opening week of August. Quite a feat.
Why is it every time the Pirates lose — or even have a lousy inning — it’s The Collapse?
>> Remember that strange thought process related to the Penguins where Evgeni Malkin was league MVP but Marc-Andre Fleury was team MVP?
How long until we hear similar stuff regarding Andrew McCutchen and A.J. Burnett?
>> Anyone fussing over McCutchen retaliation doesn’t appreciate how long baseball players remember stuff like that. Has to be the right time.
>> I’ll make my weekly appearance on TribLIVE Radio today at noon, but I’m betting those cheapskates will call collect.