You never know who is going to write their name in the pantheon of post-season baseball heroes. for every Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter there is an Al Weis or UL Washington. Last night the feeling was that Justin Verlander would shut down the SF Giants and the Tigers would feast on Barry Zito. Didnt happen. The Kung Fu Panda, better known as Pablo Sandoval, became the fourth player in major league history to hit three homers in a Worls Series game and the Giants took game 1 8-3. Zito, whose game was on the scrap heap just a short time ago won his second straight post-season game . The only reason Zito was kept on the Giants roster for the last few years is the huge contract he signed a few years ago. Once again the game of baseball shows us that "ya never know".
The Bucks are playing day basketball today...a 10am game in Charlotte. I would imagine most players arent even done throwing up by that time. The Bucks also extended the contracts of three young players. Tobias Harris, Larry Sanders and Ekpe Udoh. Harris had a great summer league and is vying for a starting spot opposite Irsan Ilyasova. All three of those guys will have to contribute if the Bucks hope to become a playoff team again this season.
A media poll is picking the Badgers fifth in the Big Ten in men's hoops this season. Indiana is the top choice. Bo Ryan says he know the conference will be tough and that the Badgers need to replace Jordan Taylor. They do have alot of experience back with Ryan Evans, Jared Berrgrenn and Mike Brusewitz...plus Josh Gasser played alot preparing to replace Taylor.
Happy Birthday to a couple of undersized but really tough NBA centers. Dan Issel and Dave Cowens turn 64 today. Could they play today? Sure...but not center.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Lady Jane-Rolling Stones (1966) a different side of the mid-sixties Stones...Brian Jones hippie influence
Lady Madonna-Beatles (1968) Paul tries for a Fats Domino sound...the sax is from Ronnie Scott who owned a famous jazz club in London