They needed to do it. As much as it pains me to see Jon Leuer leave...the Bucks needed to make the deal. The Houston Rockets wanted Leuer as part of the trade that sent Sameul Dalembert to the Bucks yesterday. GM John Hammond knew that the Bucks needed a veteran prescence in the middle if the Bucks wanted to get back to the playoffs anytime soon. And he got one without giving up a starter. Dalembert averaged 7.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game for the Rockets and will fill the hole in the middle and also allow Drew Gooden to slide back to power forward. Gooden's got to be the happiest player in the league this morning. The Bucks also move down from 12 to 14 in today's draft as part of the deal. That's not that big a difference in what is a pretty deep draft...and now they can fill one of their other needs...probably a shooting guard with some height. I think its a deal that helps both teams. The Rockets now have three first round picks that they will probably package as part of a big deal later today...they also have Jon Leuer who I think can and will be a very productive player in the NBA...but this was a deal that needed to be made.
Was it a sign of the apocalypse yesterday? Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom hitting home runs? Whatever planets were aligned...Brewer fans will take it. And Zach Grienke wins again....sign the man already!!!! Day off today for the Crew. They host Arizona this weekend. Both the Brewers and Summerfest in town....sounds like fun.
I'll be taking some time off starting tomorrow. I'll be gone all next week as well. Hope you have a great 4th of July holiday and hope to see you at the ballpark.
The Legion Post 10 Bulldogs are playing at the Firecracker Classic this weekend at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point. We play today at 2:30...Friday at 7:30, Saturday at noon & 2:30 and Sunday at 10am. If you are headed down to Riverfront Rendevous it's just a short stroll along the river to Bukolt Park. The other teams involved are Stevens Point, Oshkosh, Beaver Dam, Beloit & St Louis Missouri
Songs of The Day (from my I-pod)
Joanne-Michael Nesmith (1970) the most musically talented Monkee, Nesmith always wanted the band to be more country...he got his wish as a solo artist and this beautiful song
Joe's Garage-Frank Zappa (1979) Zappa's rock opera about the music industry, individualism and government control...one of his last "mainstream" efforts before moving into classical and avant-garde recordings