Most of us agree that the Pirates response to the Reds should have come Monday night. But, having said that, are you satisfield that the Bucs adequately "took care of business" last night? From the purely baseball perspective, there were a couple of key moments in last night's game I will discuss. Pirates announcer Greg Brown joins us from Cincinnati at 12:30. How long will Kris Letang be a Penguin? Maybe for another 2 weeks. San Antonio had their chance...now they're done! Could anyone bet on them to win Game 7 after blowing the championship last night? And, it's JOTW Day. Plenty of GREAT candidates, so go on and VOTE!
I sat there watching in disbelief. I STILL can't believe it! WHEN is a Pirate pitcher going to grow a set and retaliate for what the Reds have been doing to them for 2 seasons now? How long are they going to allow Dusty Baker the Beanball Maker and Aroldis Chapstick intimidate them? Tonite's game is too late. I've totally lost respect for the Pirates. Do they even respect themselves?
We'll talk to Kent Tekulve about it at 12:30.
Don Cherry goes off----again. He called Evgenyi Malkin a "talented dog", and a loser. You'll hear it today.
Bruins up 2-1, another Rask shutout. The Penguins couldn't beat Boston, but I wonder how they would have done against Chicago. What do you think?
Set for a good 2 hours of talk while the Pirates cower in their hotel rooms.
Also ;today, I enjoyed watching the U.S. Open, but isn't the course a bit TOO difficult when NO player breaks par? I like to see shots made...not how many can be missed! Your thoughts. Today, NBC hockey announcer Mike Emrick at noon...plus Mike Prisuta, this date in sports history, and sports birthdays!
Seldom is anything crucial in June in a baseball season. But let's say the next couple of weeks are vital to the Piratesm beginning tonight in Cincinnati? Is the Bucs' starting pitching good enough to survive?Fill in the blank: Gerrit Cole is the most exciting Pirates rookie since_______?
Charlie Morton wasn't bad last night, he wasn't good. Now, with AJ Burnett out, he's going to have to be better. Did he show you he's capable of that last night? Trib Pirates writer Rob Biertempfel will talk Bucs at 12:30.
Vanderbilt is preventing a local kid from transferring to Pitt. I think that's wrong (every school does it) and I'll explain why.
No huge Penguins news today, but how many days/hours until there is some? n What happens next, in your opinion? The Trib's Rob Rossi is on the beat, and he'll discuss the Pens off season at 1. We'll hear from Mike Tomlin as mini-camp closes, and we'll talk Steelers/NFL with Matt Williamson at 1:30
I don't know if $9.5 million can be considered a bargain...but all things considered, Geno Malkin at that price seems like one. More importantly, it would seem to open up cap space for the Penguins to retain certain players---if they want to. We'll hear from Malkin and Ray Shero. We'll talk to Phil Bourque at 1.
It's been 4 years since the Steelers won a Super Bowl. If it becomes 5, will you hold Mike Tomlin as accountable as many are holding Dan Bylsma?
After a slumber party for the past couple of weeks, Pirate bats come alive. Will this lineup produce enough runs to continue winning?
The U.S. Open is off to a soggy start...if you can call it a start. John Wall of PGA.com joins us from Merion at 12:30.
And summer recess started today for the Steelers. NT Steve McLendon at 1:30.