The high school baseball season began yesterday with teams having their first practices. Hard to believe its still March and teams were able to practice outside. I remember my senior year at Wausau East in 1975 our first time outside was our first game at Stevens Point in early April. It was in the 40's and windy. The outfielders hadnt had any fly ball practice so the day was one long adventure. I don't remember the score but I do know it wasnt alot of fun. Teams are enjoying the early outdoor start but are well aware that the weather will change and they will be freezing in April.
The Brewers made a trade yesterday sending catcher Matt Treanor to Texas for minor league infielder Ray Olmedo. Texas was in need of a catcher and Treanor had to be moved or kept on the major league roster. It means that George Kotteras will probably be Gregg Zaun's backup this year until they decide to promote one of the youngsters Lucroy or Salome. Doug Davis and Trevor Hoffman struggled yesterday in a loss to the Dodgers.
The Bucks have won 15 of their last 17 after topping Atlanta last night. that's two wins in a row against good teams. John Salmons continues his excellent play with 32 points and Carlos Delfino has also been a big contributor. The Bucks didn't play well in the middle of the game but scored 31 in the 4th quarter.
NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell is going to have a conversation with steeler Quarterback Ben Rothleisberger. He seems to have a problem in taking no for an answer with women and this commisioner has had no hesitation to suspend and fine guys for their off-field transgressions. If the Tiger Woods saga has taught these guys anything...it should be that you can't always have what you want.
Songs of the day (from my I-pod)
Every Time You Say Goodbye-Alison Krauss & Union Station (1992) The beautiful voice of Krauss and the fabulous playing of the band combine to renew interest in bluegrass I'm going to include two videos of this.....one from the early 90's and one from a few years ago...she doesnt even look like the same person
Everybody Eats When They Come To My House-Cab Calloway (1947) The King of Jive has fun with this one. He was one of the most popular and richest entertainers during the Great Depression.