There was a time when the Minnesota Twins were one of the laughingstocks of major league baseball. They were the harmless Twinkies who played in the ridculous ballpark and only occainsionly became competitive...never mind that they won two titles in the late 80's and early 90's. There was even talk about contracting them at one point. Well no more. The Twins have been exhibit number 1 that a small or mid-market team can regularly contend for pennants. An astute front office and the capable bench leadership of Ron Gardenhire have put the Twins once again in position A heading into the playoffs. In fact they can become the first team to clinch a playoff berth with a win tonight. about the only stumble they've made is the decision to not put a retractable roof on Target Field. Dress warm for the playoffs!
No decision yet by the Badgers on Chris Borland. He can play in 4 of the first 6 games before they need to decide if he will red-shirt this season. It would seem to be the prudent decision if he continues to battle a shoulder problem that will come & go all season. The Badgers ahve also mad James White the number 2 back behind John Clay. White is averaging 5.4 yards per carry and moves passed Montee Ball. They also expect Nick toon and David Gilreath to play on saturday.
Edgar continues to hold down the small school top spot in the latest football poll. The Wildcats are 4-0 and have not allowed a point so far this season. Pacelli is 5th and Gilman 6th. Colby is 6th in the medium school rankings and Merrill is tied for 10th in the large school poll after a 4-0 start.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Go Now-Moody Blues (1965) a top 10 hit for the band. The lead singer is Denny Laine sho left the band shortly thereafter and later joined Wings. The Blues then became the orchestral prog rock band we came to know.
Go Where You Wanna Go-The Mamas & Papas (1965) The first single from the group didnt make it but of course they became a sensation for a number of years with hit after hit. The distinctive harmonies can already be heard.