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Kovacevic: Contrary to common perception, Pirates’ plan has never been clearer

BRADENTON, Fla. -- There's truth about the Pirates, there's perception about the Pirates, and then there's the tantalizing perfection of a baseball bursting off Bryan Reynolds' bat.

Me, I'll stand in line for the latter.

All summer long and far into the future.

Go ahead and give it a look and listen ...

... but even that won't do it justice. First round, he'd made up his mind to pull, then launched three prodigious blasts into the tall palms beyond left field, prompting at least one visitor in the parking lot out there to panic.