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Chat transcript: Tabata’s big muscles, big talk

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

SARASOTA, Fla.The chat transcript gets into Jose Tabata’s physique and determintion, the Penguins’ lack of discipline, the Steelers’ lack of leadership, Pitt’s lack of a go-to scorer, and other happiness. Thanks to all who participated!

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Dom says:

    It was worth the wait!

  2. 21sthebest says:

    I’m officially concerned that Martin has either a labrum or a rotator cuff tear.

  3. NMR says:

    Wouldn’t that be pretty easy to diagnose?

  4. 21sthebest says:

    With an MRI? I would think so. Why hasn’t he had one yet? Maybe because they wanted to see what would happen after a few days. If I have this right, they don’t want to go around giving MRI’s unless they think it’s necessary.

  5. NMR says:

    I obviously don’t have any more knowledge than the next guy on the bus, but I think they’d be pretty darn quick to check up on their $17m investment.

  6. 21sthebest says:

    You would think. Maybe the trainers are all over it, know exactly where his problem is, and it isn’t the location of the labrum or rotator cuff.

  7. Dom says:

    I think it’s safe to say that was a good signing.

  8. NMR says:

    I wonder how much of this “injury” is just a matter of a veteran in spring training?

  9. Bizrow says:

    Got an e-mail today

    Season Tickets have been shipped.

    Crap, today is March 1, one month till Opening Day

  10. NMR says:

    Was Jose doing his offseason training in Miami by any chance?

  11. Drew71 says:

    Just caught up on the chat.

    “They need a couple of total $#%^%$ types.”
    – They need MORE $#%^%$ types??? Haven’t you read my posts?

    “Promised myself I wouldn’t spend this whole trip bashing Florida”
    – Why not? Go for it. Gotta be right on target. I mean, it must be why no one comes here anymore.

    “This is the Internet at some of its worst.”
    – Again, haven’t you read my posts?

    “Holiday In Cambodia”
    – I prefer Turtle “Crick”

    “Get back to being a lot more annoying”
    – Again, haven’t you read my posts?

    I predict that by July, we’ll complain that Tabata is too muscular for baseball.

    I’ll leave you with a final thought.

    “If hope can spring eternal here, then truly hope is never fully extinguished.”

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