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Maybe He Is This Good

by Tom King

After his All-Star season of a year ago I've read many stories about how Carlos Gomez couldnt do it again. It was a fluke...the 24 homers & 73 RBI's...the 40 steals...the gold glove and 8.9 WAR which was first among all major league players. The talk was he wasnt that good and his stats would regress to the mean this season. Well, so far Gomez shows no signs of stepping back. He has led the Brewers to a great start this season. He had three more hits last night as Milwaukee won their 6th in a row. He's hitting .361 with 3 homers and 5 RBI's and batting in the lead-off spot. Some guys are late bloomers but you have to remember, Gomez was force fed into the majors at the age of 21...probably before he was ready. Many players have their break-out seasons at the age of 27...Gomez turned 28 last year. I believe he may have made the leap last year and we can count on a number of excellent seasons going forward.

The Brewers are certainly surprising the national pundits with their hot start. Many had the team picked low in the Central behind the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds. They can certainly help their division cause this weekend and early next week as Pittsburgh and the St. Louis come to town.

A stunning short handed goal with .6 remaining on the clok has propelled Minnesota to the NCAA championship hockey game beating North Dakota 2-1 in Philadelphia. The Gophers, in the title game for the first time since 2003 will face Union of New York who will be playing in their first title tilt Saturday night.

The East Lumberjacks beat Adams-Friendship 16-0 in the baseball opener on Thursday. East led 5-0 in the 4th when they scored 10 runs after two were out. They play at Chippewa Falls tonight and I'll have the game for you on FoxsportsAM1390 & FM 93.9...pre game at 4:15 and the first pitch at 4:30.

Sounded like their were some excellent performances at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies last night but we'll have to wait to see them until later in May when the edited concert will be shown on HBO.

Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)

Mr. Spaceman-Byrds (1966) from the Fifth Dimension album comes this goofy tune with an excellent country-rock backing track. There were many space themed records made in the 60's as we reached for the moon and shows like Star Trek and Lost In Space filled the airwaves

Mr Tambourine Man-Bob Dylan (1965) released on Bringing It Back Home in 1965 he playedthe song at his break out Newport Folk Festival performance in front of the watchful eye of legend Pete Seeger. The Byrds of course had their first big hit with a jangly version of this tune