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By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Friday column celebrates one of the great regular seasons by any athlete in the history of Pittsburgh sports.

And here’s some of my talk with Sidney Crosby:

The Penguins want the D to create some O, by Josh Yohe.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page and our Chipped Ice blog.

Here’s Flyers news from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Here are official game highlights on

>> Pedro Alvarez gets big hits. Really big hitsRob Biertempfel reports from Wrigley.

Tony Sanchez was miffed about that play at the plate, by Biertempfel.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page and our Bucco Blog.

Here’s Cubs news from the Chicago Tribune.

Here’s Brewers news from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Because the House of Horrors is up next, and the Crew is coming off a 6-0 road trip.

Here are official game highlights on

>> I’ll check in with TribLIVE Radio at 11:30 a.m.

>> The weekly chat starts at noon, right here on this blog. You can submit entries as soon as you see the post, but please be sure to put them in the chat field and not the blog comments.

>> I’ll split the coming weekend between the Riverhounds’ home opener and the Penguins’ regular-season closer. Each will get a column. Thank you, as always, for reading.

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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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