By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Brief and to the Point …
>> The new radio show today will feature special guest Neil Walker, one of the few people inside the Pirates’ organization who grasps 82.
Again, here are details of the show and how to listen:
Station: TribLIVE Radio, online only
Time: 1-2 p.m., each Tuesday
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Also, Penn State beat writer Scott Brown will be in studio to talk about the tremendous early job done by Bill O’Brien with the Nittany Lions.
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Looking forward to it again.
>> I’m not a big fan of the Chipper Jones farewell tour, though I’ll recognize I’m probably in the minority here. There are athletes who transcend their sports, but they are very rare. Jones, with all due respect to what surely will be a Hall of Fame career, isn’t that.
It’s probably more a case of Jones announcing his retirement in advance. Still, I find it kind of uncomfortable.
Extrapolating a bit here, imagine the Steelers or any AFC North team passing out gifts to Ray Lewis before the game. Or, in an example that removes such emotion, imagine the Penguins passing out gifts to Teemu Selanne when the Ducks come through.
Sorry, but you do that for Mario Lemieux, Michael Jordan and those types.
>> Gathered a whole lot of string over at the Steelers’ HQ yesterday, some of which will be spun into the Wednesday column.
Here’s a bit of what Ben Roethlisberger had to say …
>> The NHL is run by morons.
If anyone doubted even for a second who’s culpable in this nonsensical lockout, the owners are going to show all the cards this week. Should Gary Bettman and the little clique of owners pulling all the strings have the gall to cancel games without even engaging the players about finances, they’ll be as exposed as the Penguins’ penalty-killers were in the playoffs.
>> Hope you can join us for the show today. If not, we’ll have a podcast up for you to download shortly after it’s done.