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The North Shore Drive

Apr 30, 2020

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss why MLB's plans to play keep leaking -- and why all of them are almost immediately debunked. Do any of these plans actually have a chance of happening? Plus, when play is started, which Pirates player is most likely to surprise doubters?

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Apr 29, 2020

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down the NHL's proposal for a June draft and why it might hurt Pittsburgh's efforts to shed salary and acquire additional draft picks. Plus, there is some growing momentum toward resuming the season at neutral sites. How realistic are the latest plans and what kind...


Apr 26, 2020

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down the 2020 NFL draft class, starting with wide receiver Chase Claypool. How will the Notre Dame product open things up for JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and the rest of the Pittsburgh receiving corps? Plus, they look at whether the Steelers should...


Apr 23, 2020

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak look at the proposed changes to MLB games (robot umpires, seven-inning games, universal DH, etc.) that could be implemented when play begins and discuss what they're most looking forward to. Plus, which Pirates player would be the best professional wrestler? We go on a...


Apr 21, 2020

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo preview the NFL draft for the final time and analyze why Pittsburgh is in a great spot this year despite the lack of a first-round pick. Wide receiver seems like a clear need and a deep class, so which players do we like best? And is there any chance the Steelers trade...