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Podcast: Mercer became shortstop ‘the hard way’

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Here’s today’s TribLIVE Radio show podcast featuring my special guest Jordy Mercer, discussing how he overcame doubts aplenty to become the Pirates’ shortstop.

Also on the show, the Trib’s Karen Price weighs in on the Pirates’ prospects she’s been interviewing, and we finally see the serious side of @suckmeter.

Here’s video of my monologue passing out the Pirates’ first-half awards …

Thanks to all who emailed!

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.

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