By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The TribLIVE Radio show today — 2-3 p.m. — will feature you once again. We’ve got all kinds of ground to cover, so I’ll open by taking your calls on any topic. Are the Penguins set for playoffs? Still worried about the Pirates at first base? You name it.
So do it. Call me at 412-320-7925.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t call. But I’d really rather hear from you.
At 2:30, we’ll be joined by Rob Rossi, the Trib’s hockey beat man.
And at 2:45, we’ll have more wit and wisdom from our @SuckMeter.
>> The Pirates brought out the bats to make up for Charlie Morton’s rough night. Rob Biertempfel reports from Wrigley.
Clint Hurdle on Hank Aaron, by Biertempfel.
Here’s Cubs news from the Chicago Tribune.
Here are official game highlights on MLB.com.
Our panel on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word talked about the Jameson Taillon effect on the rest of this season and beyond:
>> Evgeni Malkin is back on ice. Chris Adamski reports.
Jackets or Wings? Columnist Joe Starkey asks.
Tomas Vokoun to Wilkes-Barre, by Adamski.
Here’s Red Wings news from the Detroit Free Press.
Here are official game highlights on NHL.com.
>> Five players to watch for the Steelers’ first draft pick, by Alan Robinson.
The NFL seeks workplace respect, by Robinson.
>> Thank you, as always, for reading. Hope you can check out — and call — the show. After that, I’ll cover Penguins-Wings toward a Thursday column.