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The North Shore Drive

May 29, 2020

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko discuss what they've learned from virtual OTAs via discussions with Minkah Fitzpatrick and Diontae Johnson, outlining the challenges the team faces during the pandemic. Plus, they analyze the rejected 4th-and-15 rule change and the new status of Pittsburgh fans' favorite...


May 28, 2020

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss the latest in negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA and try to find reasons for optimism. Can the league get out of its own way, especially as other sports form plans to restart? Plus, we discuss memories of the 1997 'Freak Show' Pirates and debut our Bat...


May 27, 2020

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down the NHL’s plan for a 24-team tournament now that it’s official, with Pittsburgh scheduled to take on Montreal in a play-in round. The Steel City is still being considered as one of the two hub cities, but how realistic is it? Plus, the NHL laid out its...


May 22, 2020

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko break down the Ben Roethlisberger video and why it should be an exciting thing for fans to see at this point. Plus, we discuss the potential rule change of having a 4th-and-15 play in place of an onside kick. Is it is fun innovation or just a gimmick? And JuJu...


May 21, 2020

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak vent their frustrations with the latest reports surrounding MLB's efforts to begin this season and wonder if the league missed its chance to capture the hearts and minds of sports fans this summer. Plus, we look at the biggest things we learned during our Pirates on...