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Morning Java: Count ‘em … five!

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

NEW YORK — Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Tuesday column from All-Star week counts up four more Pirates than what had been standard fare for so many years of Carlos Garcia, Ed Sprague, Evan Meek and the like.

Videos from the five representatives’ media sessions went up on the previous post, but here’s a new one of my asking the Reds’ Brandon Phillips about the Pirates …

Actually thought about splitting some of this stuff out into a separate column later this week, but seemed to work better together.


>> Not exactly a blast for Pedro Alvarez in the Derby. This is my news coverage.

Oh, and if you missed his 461-foot bullet, here’s a clip from

>> Fun update piece on Vern Law, by Batavia TV reporter Sloane Martin, longtime friend to the blog

>> Maurkice Pouncey issued one of those corporate apologies. That ought to settle it, right? Mark Kaboly follows up on the Steelers’ latest mess.

>> The Penguins’ development camp opens today at Consol. Josh Yohe is a total rink rat, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s been sitting there for a week already. The annual scrimmage is Saturday at 3 p.m. and open to the public.

>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio at 1 p.m. in lieu of a full show. Really hard to do remotely, but not at all to take a phone call. In that hour, you’ll still hear the latest from @Suckmeter.

Related reminder: Best way to tune in to our station regularly is through the upgraded TribLIVE Radio app. It’s free, easy and includes access to all our podcasts, as well.

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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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