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On location: All-Star Futures Game

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

NEW YORK — Looking ahead to first pitch …

Event: 15th All-Star Futures Game, U.S. vs. World

Pirates’ participants: CF Gregory Polanco, 2B Dilson Herrera

Time: 2:05 p.m.

Site: Citi Field

TV, radio: ESPN2, (Internet), MLB Network Radio XM 89

Twitter: @MLBFutures

Here’s the official live box score. I’m here and will write off this event and more for Monday’s Trib.

UPDATE 11:52 p.m.: Polanco is in the starting lineup for the World, batting seventh. For those of you with long — and bitter — memories, Miguel Sano of the Twins is batting cleanup. And based on the BP I just saw him take, you’ll want to watch.

I’ll post videos of some of my conversations with Polanco and Herrera in a bit.

12:01 p.m.: Here are the vids …

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 more, including 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 top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. I read somewhere that Sano has really bulked up, is no longer a flashy SS, but a good fielding, power-hitting 3rd baseman. It will be fun to verify that image.

  2. I’m not watching.

    - Long And Bitter Drew

  3. Have fun DK. Would love to attend a Futures Game one of these days.

  4. We’ve switched our bitterness

    It is now on David Wright

  5. DK:
    Glad to see you are covering this event. It is ashame the game competes with regular mlb games. They should play this on Monday, hr derby Tuesday, asg Wednesday.

  6. Looking at the number of people in the stands = no groupon available for this game

  7. “Miguel Sano of the Twins is batting cleanup. And based on the BP I just saw him take, you’ll want to watch.”

    We talking ’bout batting practice?

  8. I cannot understand why no live box score…

    I still “sigh” every time I think of Sano replacing Pedro at 3rd in 2015

  9. BUcs hammering at the right field corner…keep it up guys!

  10. C’mon Petey!!!

  11. What is Jones swinging at?


  12. Dilson Herrera looks SO young. I guess that means I’m old?

  13. Peter Gammons says Sano is the next Bo Jackson.

    • Poor Sano.

    • Holy Crap. Gammons need to retire.

      Either that or be reminded that he predicted Kris Benson would win a Cy Young Award before he makes another stupid prediction.

      A kid in Double A is the next Bo Jackson.

      • Why doesn’t Espn , or whoever puts a mic in front of this jackass, fit him with a bib?.

        It’s only a matter of time before Gammons gets overly excited about a red sox prospect, that he lets out a pool of drool, that will nail the camera, and short it out.

        I stopped listening to him, when he said he believed in Dave Littlefield, to get the Pirates back to being a NL powerhouse.
        I am sure the comparisons of Julio Inglesias to Ozzie Smith are coming soon.

    • How can he be the next Bo Jackson unless he plays Major college football and wins a Heisman trophy?

  14. And got Larry Allen on Martied With Children

    • DO I assume that is in reply to my Neil O’Donnell post and I wanted to hit a like button but I couldn’t on this new/outdated blog….But that made me lol

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