It's funny how quickly fans can jump off and on the bandwagon of a team. The Milwaukee Brewers were left for dead only a few days ago. They were racked with injuries, not playing well and fans had turned on them on message boards and web sites. Well, the worm has turned a bit after a four game sweep of the first place LA Dodgers. LA still has the best record in baseball even after Milwaukee went out to Dodger stadium and swept a four game series. The Brewers have won six of their last 8 with a makeshift lineup and can pick uop even more graound in the next week with 9 games against the Pirates, Cubs and Padres. It's a long season and Milwaukee is far from done. Owner Mark Attanasio even said that the Brewers may add pieces as the season goes along if it makes sense to do so. So instead of losing faith when the normal ebbs and flows of a 162 game season happen...enjoy the ride. Remember, a bad day at the ballpark beats a good day anywhere else.
The Woodchucks have their home opener tonight after splitting a pair of games at Eau Claire to start the season. I'll join Jim Sannes in the booth for tonights game at Athletic Park. Pre game show at 6:15 on Foxsports1390.
A Division 1 baseball sectional will be played at Mark Simon Field at DC Everest high school on Tuesday. Four very good teams will square off . Bayport will play Pulaski at 1, DC Everest will face Ashwaubenon at 4 with the winners playing at 7 for a chance to go to State.
Everest advanced by finally beating Wausau West. the Warriors had beaten Everest 4 straight years in the Regional. East was eliminated at Bayport by the best pitcher I've seen this year. Ben Messenger threw a 6 inning perfect game as the Pirates 10-runned the Lumberjacks. East had the top of the order coming up in the seventh. It would have been intresting to see if East's top three hitters could have got one but Bayport hung a six-spot up and the game finished after six.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Jamaica Say You Will-Jackson Browne (1972) A classic cut from his auspicious debut album. God I wish I could write songs like he does
Jambalaya-Blue Ridge Rangers(1973) John Fogerty's post-Creedence album. He played all the instruments. Of all the remakes of this classic Hank Williams tune I really dig this one.