The Baseball Writers Association will anoounce the newest members of the Hall of Fame today. Who gets in this time? Could this be Bert Blylevens turn. Some writers have changed their opinions of Blyleven and think he might make it this time. If I had a ballot it would include Blyleven, Tim Raines, Alan Trammel, Andre Dawson, Roberto Alomar, Barry Larkin & Jack Morris. One name sure to draw a mixed response is Edgar Martinez...the first mostly DH on the ballot. If the Major Leagues use the DH...then DH's should be considered for the Hall of Fame and their lack of fielding skills should not be considered. Martinez played minor league ball in Wausau with the Timbers.
A good test for the Badger Basketball team tonight at East Lansing against Michigan State. The Spartans are a very good team but the Badgers are on a roll winning 6 straight and they've done it with Jon Leuer being in foul trouble. He'll need to stay on the floor tonight. You can hear the game on WSAU with pre game programming at 430 and the tip set for 5:30.
Former Brewer TV announcer Rory Markas passed away this week in LA. Markas had been working for the Angels. He had a blood clot in his brain back in 2008 but had returned to the broadcast booth after his recovery. A cause of death was not disclosed. Markas did TV play by play for the Brewers from 1992 through 1994 working with Del Crandell. Markas was 54.
Songs of The Day
Do You Remember The Americans-Stephen Stills & Manassas (1973) after the implosion of CSNY, Stills gathered some solid musicians like Chris Hillman and Al Perkins and formed Manassas. They released two LPs. This if from the 2nd "Down The Road".
Do You Love Me-Contours (1961) an early hit for Motown...the song was originally meant for the Temptations...it enjoyed a second popularity in 1988 after it was featured in the movie "Dirty Dancing". Here it is