By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
Rob Biertempfel is in Arlington.
I pretty much emptied my emotions and thoughts with the 82 column last week, just before the team went on this trip, but I’ll add these two right here:
What an image those relieved, raised arms will be for fans of this franchise to have for years to come.
And let me throw this out there, too: I couldn’t stop thinking of Chuck Tanner during that ninth inning and after it was over. No one — I mean no one — would have enjoyed this more. That man is missed on so many levels, but most especially on any day when it’s OK to feel good about the Pittsburgh Pirates because no one loved them more.
Here’s our full Pirates coverage.
Here’s Rangers news from the Dallas Morning News.
Here are official game highlights from MLB.com.
>> Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin were busy scouring the recycling bin. Alan Robinson takes names.
>> Our first Steelers Film Session was rated R. Mark Kaboly gives a thumbs-down.
If you couldn’t stay up late Sunday night, here’s what our panel on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word had to say about laying blame on the Steelers …
Here’s our full Steelers coverage.
Here’s Bengals news from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
>> Sidney Crosby does it all, even delivering tickets to longtime season-ticket holders, as he did yesterday and has for years. Rob Rossi checks the captain on the eve of the Penguins’ training camp, which officially begins with a reporting tomorrow and the first full practice Thursday at Consol.
>> Pitt prepares for New Mexico. Jerry DiPaola also looks ahead.
>> It’s over. It’s really over.