By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Sunday column reaches across a few thousand miles to touch base with the Pirates’ Mark Melancon on his latest global journey, this to South Africa. My deep appreciation for his cooperation.
A preview of the Pirates’ needs at the Winter Meetings, by Rob Biertempfel.
Dave Parker’s shot at the Hall, by Biertempfel.
>> Penned an extra pseudo-instant column in the second period last night on the Penguins-Bruins fiasco lowlighted by Shawn Thornton’s ugly assault on Brooks Orpik.
>> I’ll be with the Steelers all day today, obviously, then off to tape WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word, which will air around midnight.