By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, lunatics …
>> The Monday column visits the Pirates one final time before a really long road trip. And by the time they come back, the Stanley Cup playoffs will have begun, so this might be the last one in a long while.
Up top is a pic I snapped of the first pitch yesterday, something I do with every sporting event I cover on my Instagram account, as well as Twitter and Facebook.
Here’s video of a couple Qs I had for Neal Huntington yesterday …
And a couple I had for an especially uplifted Jared Hughes after his huge K …
>> Full coverage of the homestand finale from PNC Park by our Rob Biertempfel.
>> I linked to the Sunday column on Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow on here yesterday, and I want to share some terrific material that shared that section: Columnist Joe Starkey visits with Jack Riley, the wonderful 93-year-old patriarch of the original Penguins. … the critical nature of the Steelers’ draft this week, by Alan Robinson … a sabermetric look at Starling Marte’s plate discipline, by David Golebiewski … increasing black presence in Major League Baseball, by Biertempfel.
>> CSI: Ottawa apparently won’t have concluded its investigation into Matt Cooke’s stepping onto Erik Karlsson’s ankle in time for faceoff tonight in Canada’s capital.
The world waits.
>> Don’t forget: If you held tickets for the originally scheduled Penguins-Sabres game Saturday night, those same tickets will work for the makeup tomorrow.
>> Wonderful stuff here on MiLB.com about Miguel Sano getting tossed from a Class A game and Doug Mientkiewicz rushing to his defense.
>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio today at 11:30 to talk, talk, talk with Ken Laird and Guy Junker. My regular radio show is tomorrow, and my special guest will be the Pirates’ Tony Watson.
I’ll also pay a visit today to Steelers HQ for the annual pre-draft news conference with Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin. That’s set to start at noon.