The baseball record book is filled with big names like Aaron, Williams , DiMaggio & Mays...but it is also home to names like Weis, Biancalana and Porter. Guys that put together workman like careers but also had one shining moment. We had a couple of those over the weekend. Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden threw just the 19th perfect game in major league history. 27 up 27 down. No hits, no walks, no errors...nada, zilch. zero. With two outs in the 9th he went to 3-1 on the hitter but got a ground ball to short to end it. It's why baseball is such a great game...the fans who went to the ballpark in Oakland yesterday, including many members of Braden's family who live down the road in Stockton, didn't expect to see perfection. They were hoping for at least 5 good innings and an A's victory and now they were a part of history. The Brewers also had one of those moments on Saturday night. Back-up outfielder Jody Gerut hit for the cycle. Once again he probably came to the ballpark not even expecting to play but instead joins the Brewer record book. By the way, the last Brewer cycle was six years ago by another little used player Chad Moeller.
Congrats to Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks who advanced over the weekend eliminating Detroit.
Congrats also to Tim Clark. The golfer has been toiling on the tour for over 200 tournaments without a win and finally broke through with a big one...taking the Players Championship. A sidenote saw Tiger Woods withdraw with an injured neck. No word on whether this is a residual effect from his car accident.
The Pointer baseball team heads to the WIAC tournament as the 2 seed and will play Platteville this Friday in the opener.
A big baseball matchup in the Marawood conference today as Marathon visits Wausau Newman at Athletic Park.
Songs of The Day (from My I-pod)
Florida Room-Donald Fagen (1993)from his second solo Lp "Kamakiriad" a concept album about a future society.
Flower Lady-Phil Ochs (1967) another good one from the brilliant but haunted singer-songwriter. From the album "Pleasures of The Harbor"