The Green Bay Packers got down to the 75 man roster limit yesterday but they only had to cut two players to get there. the only good thing about having so many injuries during this training camp is the fact that they can use the injured reserve list and PUP list to stash players they are still interested in. Jarius Wynn and Jon Hoese were the released players and Wynn will probably be snatched up by someone else hoping he can fulfill the original promise the Packers saw in him.
The tougher cuts will come later this week as the team needs to get down to 53. A number of players still have a shot to make the team pending what happens on Thursday night..
Don't look now but the Brewers have won 6 of their last 7 and the bullpen is actually good again. The scored 9 in the 9th against the hapless Cubs last night in a 15-4 thrashing. Aramis Ramirez is having a great season and had two more homers last night. He actually leads the league in extra-base hits. Not bad for a guy who was rumored to be pretty much done in the offseason.
The "Newsroom" finshed up it's first season on HBO on Sunday night. And yes I know Sorkin is a preachy guy and some of the characters and situations in the show were silly...but he nailed the Tea Party for what it is. I'm not sure I would ever call them "The American Taliban...but the case he laid out on the worst aspects of "Tea Party" philosophy and the abject stupidity of some of the purported leaders of the movement using their own words was laid out in a way that even a complete moron should realize is a direction we as a country want no part of.
Happy Birthday to Danny Seraphine, the original drummer for the band Chicago who turns 64 today. Listen to the first Chicago LP and tell me that isnt some of the tastiest drumming you have ever heard.
Songs of The Day (from my I-pod)
Katmandu-Bob Seger (1976) One of the greatest live albums ever recorded...Seger rocked hard ...here is the tandem of Heavy Music/Katmandu...crank it up and head down the road.
Keep A Knockin-Little Richard (1957) You might have heard this in the "Home Alone" movie and the drum intro was borrowed by John Bonham for the opening of "Rock & Roll". You can also see why Little Richard would have sacred the hell out of mainstream parents in the late 50's.