By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
The Sunday column looks beyond Jeff Locke’s latest dud to what the Pirates must do to reach the finish like a bona fide playoff team. Hint: It’s got nothing to do with pitching, and it’s got everything to do with what you see in the pic below …
I’d welcome hearing from you, in particular, about the trade suggestion made near the end.
Also in Sunday’s paper from our Pirates coverage team …
>> The game story by our Rob Biertempfel.
>> Is it possible to prevent pitcher injuries? Travis Sawchik digs deep.
>> Jose Tabata does a little extra, by Biertempfel.
>> Why not wear Penguins sweaters again? Biertempfel has a weekly notes package.
>> Stetson Allie hits a wall in high-A, by Jim Brockman of the Bradenton Herald.
>> Locke’s ‘great regression’ is calculated/chronicled on the Bucco Blog by Sawchik.
>> The daily Pirates photo gallery, by staff photog Chris Horner.
Finally, a reminder that I’ll be part of the panel tonight on WPXI-TV’s ‘The Final Word,’ and we’ll be talking a lot of football with Richie Walsh, Bill Phillips and Biertempfel. The show airs at 11:35 p.m.