It's almost time for actual baseball and, as such, Alex Stumpf has a three-part series previewing the Pirates' spring training, beginning today with 10 significant issues, continuing tomorrow with Derek Shelton's lineup card and concluding Sunday with a breakdown of the pitching.
Alex and I will both be in Bradenton by Sunday, and I'll stay there through the first workout Wednesday.
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• I've got an all-hockey Grind up from the Penguins' loss to the Lightning here last night. Dave Molinari was here, too. The team's scheduled to practice today, noon, in Sunrise, Fla. I'll head across Alligator Alley for that. All our hockey coverage can be found on our team page.
• Pitt's next game is tomorrow, 2:01 p.m., against Georgia Tech at the Petersen Events Center. Hunter Homistek will be there. All our basketball coverage can be found on our team page.
• Dale Lolley's put up his first mock draftof the Steelers' offseason. All our football coverage can be found on our team page.