Mike Prisuta’s Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.

Steve Blass' Legacy: Under-Appreciated and Unforgettable

The broadcaster who is retiring on Sunday seemingly never got his proper due for what he did as a pitcher. But what he did on the mound for the Pirates in 1971 is on the short list of the best Pittsburgh has ever seen in any sport.

Steelers All-in on Minkah, but at What Cost?

Their trade for a top-end safety in the wake of losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not be enough to salvage their season. And if it isn’t, it’s a trade the Steelers might ultimately regret, no matter how well Minkah Fitzpatrick pans out.

Pirates’ Epitaph: July 2019 – The Bucs Stopped Here

Clint Hurdle’s team was respectable, and in a contending position at the All-Star break. Then the bottom fell out, and the Pirates have looked like Little Leaguers ever since. All that remains now is to see how far they can actually sink.

Coach Mike Tomlin Confronts Sorrow from the Heart

The Steelers’ head coach dug deep while leading his team through its grief over the loss of beloved assistant coach Darryl Drake. The words were hard to find but Tomlin found them while revealing a side of himself the fans and media don’t always see.

Next Man Up: JuJu is Looking like He’s Up to the Task

In the wake of a disappointing season and a tumultuous offseason, the Steelers have a new look, a new attitude and a new approach. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been personifying all three while turning Saint Vincent College into his personal playground.

How Steelers Arrive at Camp Means Nothing Beyond Today

Grand entrances or relatively quiet arrivals at Saint Vincent College mean little to the Steelers. Their best hope at redemption initially involves working on the details of their game, a few of which ought be ironed out rather easily in the event the players are dedicated to such tasks at training camp.

Pens’ Conundrum: The Coach and the Culture

Try as he might, General Manager Jim Rutherford has so far been unable to change the makeup of his team as intended. It may, thus, ultimately fall on head coach Mike Sullivan to adjust the attitudes of players with a recent track record of resisting change for the greater good.

Rookie Reynolds an Unanticipated Hit for the Pirates

The Bucs have stayed afloat through the first third of their season despite a myriad of injuries. An outfielder they received in the Andrew McCutchen trade has contributed mightily toward that end and might be just getting started.

Steelers' GM Kevin Colbert Clears the Air on Big Ben

As a franchise QB with Hall-of-Fame credentials and as the only player in the locker room that’s actually won a Super Bowl in a Steelers’ uniform, Roethlisberger is perfectly positioned, Colbert insists, to run the show.

About This Blog

Mike Prisuta is a veteran of Pittsburgh sports reporting since 1985.

Mike can be heard Monday through Friday talking sports with Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show.

His favorite sport is whatever’s in season.

Follow him on Twitter @DVEMike

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