Both the Brewers and Bucks have the day off today althought this stretching out of the NBA playoffs for TV purposes is annoying. There is no reason a first round series should take two weeks and to have two days off between the first & 2nd games is not needed. The Bucks looked totally outclassed in the first half on Saturday but certainly showed their fire in the 2nd. This series isnt over although the Hawks do give the Bucks matchup problems.
The Brewers dropped 2 of 3 to the Nationals over the weekend and only a 10 run first inning yesterday allowed them to avoid the sweep. Craig Counsell hit a grand slam. He is the perfect bench player. Never complains...can play numerous positions...and is always ready to play...a consummate pro.
Did you catch any of the other good stuff from Saturday...Ubaldo Jiminez throws a no-hitter for the Colorado Rockies...now there are only three major league teams that have never had a no-hitter....the Mets, Padres and Tampa. And, I kept surfing back to the Cardinal-Met game and it kept going...and going...and going. 20 innings...a reserve outfielder pitching for the Cardinals...a starting pitcher getting the save and the closer getting the win for the Mets...just great stuff.
In the East-Merrill game I did on Saturday I also saw something unusual. With the wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour every popup was an adventure. Nate Troyer of the Lumberjacks lifted what looked like a routine pop up to firstbase...the wind blew it around and the first& secondbaseman did a little dance around it before it fell and bounced sideways and Troyer never slowed down and made it to 2nd base with an infield double.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Father & Son-Cat Stevens (1970) before he became Yuseff Islam and embraced Islam, Stevens released a number of interesting folk-rock lps in the early 70's. This tune is a conversation between a rebellious son and his father with Stevens singing both parts. Something that happend alot in those days.
Face The Fire-Dan Fogelberg (1979) the anti-nuclear movement was at it's strongest point just after the Three Mile Island meltdown. Fogelberg puts down his acoustic guitar and rocks out to this anti-nuclear anthem