The Wausau Legion Baseball team heads to State for the 3rd straight year. We beat Wisconsin Rapids Monday night 8-4 and earned a spot in the 8-team double elimination event which starts Wednesday at Ashwaubenon. De Pere is the host but their new field was not ready so the games are being played in neighboring Ashwaubenon. I've been coaching this team for a long time and this I believe is the first Wausau team ever to make it to State 3 consecutive years. A few of the players have been around for all of those trips including Seth McMullen, Mike Parman, Mitch Howe, Luke Gajewski Adam Kramer and Tyler Erdman. The other members of the team are Jason Kyle, Austin Priebe, Tanner Blaschka, Cory Magnuson, Ryan Zweck, Brad Knoblock, Jake Lindmeier, John Roberts, Dan Mansell, Mike Mansell, & Luke Prososki and Trevor Peck (DL). It's the goal every year to get to state and despite some stumbles along the way we are playing good baseball right now and should be able to compete with a loaded field which includes La Crosse, Eau Claire, De Pere, Sheboygan, Kenosha,Oconomowoc and either Ashport or the Green Bay Shockers. We play Oconomowoc on Wednesday morning at 10 am. I'll keep you updated here.
Jim Edmonds hit a pinch hit homer to help the Brewers beat the Reds last night. Edmonds is contemplating retirement at the end of this season because of nagging ankle problems but has beena good pickup for this team. A veteran prescence like Edmonds can help players like Carlos Gomez and show them what it means to be a professional baseball player.
NFL Commisoner Roger Goodell will be in Green Bay this Thursday on the eve of training camp to meet with a forum of 120 Packer fans. The group was selected at random and the forum will be filmed and shown on the NFL Network at 7pm Thursday night.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Get Out Of Denver-Bob Seger (1974-75) The studio version from the Lp "Seven" was good but it was the live version that kicked all kinds of ass. Seger released the two-record set Live Bullet that captured his 1975 two night concert at Cobo Arena in his hometown of Detroit and that launched him to stardom.
Get Over It-Eagles (1994) the first song that Henley and Frey wrote after reuniting for the "Hell Freezes Over " tour. Henley rips apart the whiney self-absorbed types that he typically skewers.