By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
NEW YORK — Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Wednesday column from Major League Baseball’s 84th All-Star Game touches on the one term that still doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue: World Series.
Feels weird even typing it.
Anyway, the game itself was a dud, including for the Pirates’ participants, but here are what a couple of the locals had to say afterward, anyway …
These five will have the next couple days off, and the group as a whole will get back together Friday in Cincinnati for the first of 23 games the rest of the way vs. either the Reds or Cardinals. Should be a blast down the stretch.
As for the trade deadline, here were my rather bluntly stated views on TribLIVE Radio yesterday.
>> Sounds like the Penguins found a funny one in top draft pick Tristan Jarry. Josh Yohe is covering the development camp all week.
>> The Riverhounds are taking on Wigan AC of the English Champions League Friday night, as beat man Matt Grubba details. It’s a friendly, but to tell you the Hounds’ people are excited about this match would be massive understatement.
>> RIP to any case anywhere attempting to defend Joe Paterno. Done in by his own words.
And no, I will not add a Penn State football blog tag under this item because this just isn’t about Penn State football anymore. Bill O’Brien, his program and the greater part of the university deserve better.
Hopefully, the few hangers-on will let go now, too.
>> I’m flying back home this morning and otherwise taking the day off. There will be a Friday column, and I’m almost certain it will be about baseball. But I’ve also got plans to see Riverhounds-Wigan, followed by the Penguins’ annual camp scrimmage Saturday afternoon.