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Favre's Return Overdue

by Tom King

Brett Favre will be returning to Green Bay next summer for induction into the Packer Hall-Of-Fame and to have his jersey retired in a ceremony at Lambeau Field. It's a major accomplishment for Mark Murphy to thaw out relations between Favre and the team. Regardless of of the comments that will flow from the offices of Lambeau Field, I'm convinced that there is still no love lost between Favre and Ted Thompson. Go no further than Favre's comment yesterday that purposely singled out Ron Wolf and called him the greatest GM in NFL history. Let's face it...you can make the argument that Favre is the greatest QB in Packer history (I'll take Starr by the way) and no Packer Hall-Of-Fame or Stadium Ring Of Honor would be complete without him. Tickets will be hard to come by for that game and I would think that anybody who will pony up the big bucks required would do it to cheer and not boo. Besides booing Favre in that crowd by be hazardous to your health.

Yesterday's Brewer game focuses on the need for some help in the back of the bullpen. Doug Melvin is probably working hard to find someone who can give the guys who are getting tired a break. A deal in the next couple of weeks could be the difference down the stretch..

The Woodchucks hit the road for the final week of the regular season and control their own destiny in the battle for a playoff spot. They are in Mequon tonight facing the Chinooks and are really playing well. Paul DeJong is putting together one of those seasons that will be talked about for a long time. He had 5 rbi's last night and another home run...a three run bomb.

Interesting sidenote from last nights game...a Chucks player hit a ground ball to 3rd and the ball went through the 3rd basemans legs. Even thought the ball was well hit we in the press box rightly called it an error. You would have thought we farted in church. The player who hit the ball kept flashing dirty looks to the press box as he left the field after the game. I'm hoping that Sean and Doug didnt take any crap about this. My suggestion to this player is to play and not worry about his stats. Its pretty sad anyway to think you should have a hit for a ball that went through a fielders legs.

Congrats to the Plover and Marshfield American Legion baseball teams. They both advanced to national regional competition later this week in Terre Haute Indiana. Plover won the state title with a dominating performance...and Marshfield finished second. Wisconsin sends two teams to national play by virtue of the large number of Legion baseball teams in the state. That both teams are from Central Wisconsin is certainly a testament to the quality of summer ball being played here.

Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)

Sea Cruise-Frankie Ford (1959) as he celebrates his 75th birthday today we remember his one hit...A rockin tune from Huey "Piano" Smith

Willin-Linda Ronstadt & Friends (1979) this is the anniversary of a benefit concert put on to help Lowell George's family after his death. The Little Feat frontman had died of a heart attack five weeks earlier. Ronstadt had done this Little Feat song on her great album Heart Like A Wheel.