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Sunday column: A spring mosaic

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

BRADENTON, Fla. — Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Sunday column follows a format I’ve used once every spring for a few years now, one in which several short tales are strung together with an aim of some form of chaotic cohesion. I’ve got no idea if this one worked or not, but I do know that gathering the info sure is fun.

Be sure to check within that column for Chris Horner’s related photo gallery. Much goodness in there, not least of which is this wonderful shot of Bill Virdon standing among the coaches during the Anthem …

In the news coverage, Gregory Polanco gets the profile treatment from Travis Sawchik.

Edinson Volquez had more rotten results, by Sawchik. And from at least this view in the press box, he wasn’t exactly unlucky out there. Nothing undoes pitching like a lack of fastball command.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page.

Here are official game highlights on

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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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