By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Friday column, which actually appears on our A-1 news front this morning rather than the sports section, was intended to be this summation of all the sappiness currently surrounding the baseball club.
Oh, well. At any rate, for more reasons than one, I’d hope that the Pirates taking four of five from the Cardinals would supersede falling by two touchdowns in the finale. Fact is, it might have been the best series they’ve played in many a moon.
Here’s part of my talk with a lifetime Pirates fan dating to Forbes Field …
And you know how I always say I want to hear from you on the topic?
Well, I do want to hear from you on this topic. Speak up. Share your stories of suffering/celebrating the Pirates, whatever you have down below.
Here’s our news coverage of the day, by Rob Biertempfel, Karen Price and Travis Sawchik.
Here’s Cardinals coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Here are official game highlights from MLB.com.
Finally, here’s a piece from Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal richly critical of Neal Huntington’s failure to make a move. As noted here the other day, no one in this business is more connected with baseball executives.
Be sure Rosenthal will be off the Pirates’ Christmas card list for this.
I’m headed back to Saint Vincent this weekend in search of a Sunday column.
>> The Riverhounds play two meaningful matches in Florida this weekend. The one tonight at Tampa Bay, in particular, might well decide playoff fate.
>> This is cool: This blog hit its top two baseball-season hit counts ever Tuesday and Wednesday, no doubt fueled by the trade deadline. Thank you to Pirates fans.
>> Reminder: The chat is today at noon, its new regular day. Same place, here on the blog.
>> Just before that, at 11:30 a.m., I’ll check in with the TribLIVE Radio crew. Listen live.