The Woodchucks had reeled off 9 wins in a row and were poised to clinch a playoff spot with a victory on Sunday but the La Crosse Loggers had other ideas. Jordan Haver shut down the Chucks smokin bats with a 4 hitter and a 5-1 win. But the Woodchucks still control their own destiny as they can clinch the playoff spot with a victory tonight in the final regular season game against the Loggers at Athletic Park. After banging out 55 hits in the previous three games the Chucks ccouldnt solve Haver who pitches for UCLA. The thing is...he only threw a handful of innings for the Bruins this year as did Woodchuck Reliever Mitchell Beacom which shows you how strong the staff was for the national college runner-ups. if youre planning to be at the ballpark tonight...best come early...it should be a big crowd. You can also hear the game on Foxsports 1390 WRIG.
Only in golf would an innocent thing like touching the ground with your club cause a player to lose a major. Dustin Johnson was poised to win or be in a playoff when the rules officials told him he needed to take a two-stroke penalty for grounding his club . the area where he grounded the club was designated as a bunker by special rule at this course so the players confusion is understandable. Golf's rules can be onerous but the players don't seem to mind and the fans seem to expect the players to know what can and can't be done at the various courses. It's an expensive lesson for the youn Mister Johnson but you can bet it will never happen again.
The Packers let the pre-season opener get away Saturday night on two last minute field goals. I wish I could bring myself to care about pre-season football but I just can't. Until the urgency of the regular season is in the mix...these games really don't tell us anything about how a team will fare.
Songs of The Day (from my I-pod)
Getaway-Earth, Wind & Fire (1976) A big hit for Maurice White and the guys. The live shows of the band were something to see. At one point magician Doug Henning was crafting the illusions that EW&F used with the help of his young assistant David Copperfield.
Gettin By-Jerry Jeff Walker (1978) the laid back Texas troubadour doesnt get any more laid back than this tune. I personally like the version on a live Lp called "Viva Terlingua" but the only video version I could find comes from the cleaned up Nashville Network show Texas Connection.