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Morning Java: Who’s your non-Cutch MVP?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …


>> The Thursday column touts Andrew McCutchen for MVP … and so much more.

I’d ask if any of you felt another National League player deserved it more, but that’s not likely to lead much conversation. So I’ll put it another way: Which other player is most deserving?

And it certainly doesn’t have to among the names cited in the column.

Here’s some of what Cutch told me before the game last night …

Cutch did his part in the game, too, with his 16th home run, but the big story was Charlie Morton grounding his doubters to dust. Rob Biertempfel has details.

>> Those violent hops you saw at third base last night, affecting both teams, are nothing new. Jose Bautista was the first I heard complaining about that PNC Park

Here’s the rest of our baseball coverage.

Here’s Marlins coverage from the Miami Herald.

Here are official game highlights from

And here’s a rank amateur trying to take his own team photo yesterday …

>> Shamarko Thomas has made for one of the neatest stories of the Steelers’ camp. Ralph Paulk tells it well from Latrobe. Another rookie making an impact yesterday was Jarvis Jones, per Mark Kaboly.

>> Todd Thomas clearly had no use for being demoted by Pitt. Jerry DiPaola reports.

>> I’ll be at the ballpark for the matinee today, aimed at a Friday column. There also will be an 11:30 a.m. check-in with TribLIVE Radio.

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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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