« Tom King's Blog

That's More Like It

by Tom King

The Miami Heat returned to form last night hammering the Chicago Bulls 100-91 as they evened the series at 1-1. The Bulls had taken Game 1 and suggested some cracks in the facade of the defending champs...but Lebron and his teammates quickly showed that the game 1 loss could be marked down to a bit of rust after sitting around for a few days. Pro athletes get into routines and sitting around more than a day can screw up those routines. Golden State evened their series with the Spurs and it would be most interesting to me if the Warriors some how can get past both San Antonio and OK City to come oout of the West and face Miami.

The defending Stanley Cup champions were in trouble. The LA Kings had dropped the first two games of their series with St. Louis. They have now ripped off three wins in a row and lead the series 3-2. 3 of the four games played last night went to overtime. It seems like there are alot of OT games in the playoffs as teams grind it out and play close to the vest defensively.

Congrats to Wausau West grad Amanda Fischer who was named the WIAC Softball position player of the year. She plays for  UW-Eau Claire.

West grad Adam Kramer will pitch for Concordia-St. Paul today in the Northern Sun Conference Tournament. Kramer also will pitch for the Woodchucks this summer.

The Brewers dropped their matchup with Texas last night. They have the day off before starting an important 10 game road trip where they will face Cincy, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. They are not back at Miller Park until May 20th.

Don't forget to join us for the Wausau Legion Baseball Pancake breakfast this Sunday from 8-noon at Bunkers (the former Legion clubhouse) on Wausau's northeast side.

Music News

The Beatles are coming to Broadway. The British show "Let It Be" will come to the St. James Theater in New York starting July 16th. It tells the story of the rise of the band from their days in Hamburg...to the rise of Beatlemania...to their later years as a studio band.

Happy Birthday to a couple of my musical faves...Billy Joel is 64 and Richie Furay turns 69.

Songs of the Day  (from my I-pod)

Love & Happiness-John Mellencamp (1991) John gets funky, rocky & political all at the same time. i like his later stuff better when he decided to just write songs instead of trying to write hits.

Love at First Light-Joe Jackson (2003) from his "Volume 4" cd which features his original band for the first time since 1980. This song explores the possibility that a boozy one night stand to could lead to something more...it's an interesting look at a topic that's been explored many times before.