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Morning Java: Buckle up for serious ball

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Monday column digs a little deeper beyond the obvious ramifications of the Pirates-Cardinals series that begins tonight to uncover maybe the biggest compliment of all that can be paid to the home team.

Would love to hear your choice for the second-biggest series ever at PNC.

Here is game coverage of the loss yesterday in Miami by Travis Sawchik.
Jose Fernandez looks like he might be a special one for a long, long time.

If you missed it Sunday, Sawchik broke down Gerrit Cole’s fastball in a fun piece.

And here are official game highlights from

>> Just a reminder: Per my new schedule, I’m off Mondays and Tuesdays. The radio show is Wednesday. The columns run in the Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday papers. The chat is Friday.

Hope that’s not too confusing. Nothing’s changing with the blog. Nothing ever changes with the blog.

>> WPXI-TV’s ‘The Final Word’ had Alby Oxenreiter, Bill Phillips and Alan Robinson join me for a whole lot of Pirates and Steelers talk. This was a really good time.

>> Thorough coverage from Latrobe can be found on our Steelers page.

Here are Mark Kaboly and Ralph Paulk talking about Jason Worilds

>> I’ll be at the ballpark Wednesday, right after the radio show.

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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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