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The North Shore Drive

Apr 29, 2021

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down how well the Pirates have been playing recently and discuss what’s been standing out. While the bullpen has been terrific, the starting pitching has to go deeper. And what is going on with Mitch Keller? Plus, we talk about player accountability, evaluate the...


Apr 28, 2021

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel break down the team’s performances in their important two-game series. How close are the Penguins to playing the kind of hockey necessary to be successful in playoffs? Plus, we discuss how important defense and goaltending will be going forward and debate what needs to...


Apr 27, 2021

College insiders Craig Meyer, John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn review Pitt and Penn State’s spring camps and games. Performances matter more than points, but we still learned plenty from Pitt’s Blue-Gold game. Who pulled ahead in position battles? And which players have more to prove? Plus, we discuss the local...


Apr 23, 2021

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo take over as Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert for the day as we host our very own 2021 NFL mock draft. Using a simulator, we go round by round and pick by pick to analyze the Steelers’ options. Will the first round be a nightmare or a dream for the Steelers? What surprise...


Apr 22, 2021

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down Wednesday’s doubleheader and the Pirates’ recent flurry of moves. Who’s standing out — for good or bad reasons? What do these roster changes mean? And which Pirates will be the next ones to go? Plus, we discuss the best moves for Colin Moran.

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