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Morning Java: Hey, give a shout!

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The TribLIVE Radio show today — 2-3 p.m. — will feature you once again. Call in and share your thoughts on the Penguins’ next GM or coach, Gregory Polanco vs. Bob Nutting, the Steelers’ rookies, you name it. All topics are welcome, as always.

So do it. Call me at 412-320-7925.

Feel free to email if you can’t call. But I’d really rather hear from you.

At 2:45, we’ll have more wit and wisdom, albeit a bit more emotional than usual, from our @SuckMeter.

To listen, just click on the link up top. If you’re mobile, try the iPhone version of the TribLIVE Radio app, or the Android version. Both are free and insultingly easy to use.

>> The weekly chat yesterday covered tons of ground related to the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers, and yeah, there was some Polanco in there, as well.

>> The Pirates are off to their worst start in eight years, with a blowout loss to the Orioles opening this homestand last night. Biertempfel reports from PNC Park.

Jason Grilli sounds eager to return, by Biertempfel.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page, our Bucco Blog and our photo gallery.

Here’s Orioles news from the Baltimore Sun.

Here are official game highlights on

>> Should the Penguins trade for Evander Kane? The Trib columnists’ bizarre fixation with Winnipeg continues. Only this time it’s Joe Starkey.

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

Here are official game highlights on

Here’s our Subway Final Word panel Sunday night on WPXI-TV debating the Sidney Crosby blame factor:

>> James Harrison and Santonio Holmes are eager to return to the Steelers, Ike Taylor said yesterday on his TribLIVE Radio show.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Steelers page and our Steel Mill blog.

>> Please see a special message on my Facebook page about the ongoing crushing floods in Serbia, Bosnia and part of Croatia.

>> Hope to hear from you on the radio show today, and I mean that. Afterward, I’ll walk over to PNC Park for the first of a bunch of baseball columns.

>> 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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