By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
NEW YORK — Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Monday column writes off Major League Baseball’s Futures Game, but also off something that happened far away a long time ago.
Here’s some of my talk with Gregory Polanco, the column subject …
And with Dilson Herrera, the Colombian infielder who was the Pirates’ other prospect here …
Things didn’t go so well for the parent club or Gerrit Cole back home. Karen Price reports.
Honestly, I can’t figure him out.
To see him on the field with the Steelers is no different than how he is in the locker room. Exceptionally intelligent at a position that demands it. Exceptionally mature in that he assumed not only the starting center’s job right away as a rookie, but also an unquestioned leadership role. He’s almost like an extra assistant coach, to borrow the football phrase.
But man, this Aaron Hernandez thing, that’s the behavior of an idiot.
That hawking of Pouncey-ware on his Twitter account within an hour or so of the Steelers losing the Super Bowl, that’s the behavior of an idiot.
He and brother Mike have some explaining to do, to be kind. No, this isn’t a crime. Free world, free speech and all that. But specifically where the Steelers are concerned, Mike Tomlin has admonished his players up, down and sideways this offseason to stay the hell out of the headlines. No problems. No drama.
And then this.
Just think, if Maurkice had his way, they’d both be Steelers right now.
Here’s the Trib’s coverage by Mark Kaboly.
>> When you see a bunch of track stars getting busted for dumping in rapid succession, there tends to be more to come. So far, the sport’s been spared the biggest name of all, but that’s kind of the elephant in the room now.
>> WPXI-TV’s ‘The Final Word’ featured Biertempfel and Jerry DiPaola.
>> I’ll check in with TribLIVE Radio today at 11:30 a.m.