Archive for the ‘Bill’s Blog’ Category
For those that thought I was crazy for telling Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy that he gets good mojo when we talk to him on Tuesdays, here’s the proof: ON TUESDAYS, Lucroy is:
Batting .431 (22 – 51)
9 runs scored
4 Homeruns (2 multi homer games)
And only 6 strikeouts. The ONE TIME we didn’t talk to Lucroy on Tuesday, he went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts! Nuff said!
Does this make the Brewers “X Factor” in the 2nd half of the season…. THE BILL MICHAELS SHOW?
I know, I know…go ahead and rip me Wickett!… Read the rest
Packers President Mark Murphy said that they have extended the olive branch and would love to retire Brett Favre’s #4. One issue; Brett, or people around him, feel that it’s too soon and there might be a louder chorus of boos than the old Gunslinger would like.
Favre, goes on the radio and say’s that not true.
Do you really think that Mark Murphy would just pull that reason out of the air and express it to the public? Is it such a wild story that once invented it’s got to be true? Is Murphy that diabolical? Come on, what do you think happened here?… Read the rest
My vacation video postcard to YOU! Enjoy……there’s some really cool stuff in here!
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I’m on vacation. Relaxing and refreshing before….dare I say it….Packers training camp begins. So I’m sitting down, watching baseball’s Home Run Derby. You know, the ESPN hype driven event that has seemed to screw up more hitters swings than a Clayton Kershaw slider.
So I’m sitting here watching and I find myself shaking my head over and over again. Between Chris Berman’s overused cliché’s and constant references to towns in Minnesota and his mic being left open, on more than one occasion, where he just sounds like a crotchety old man to the disappointing lack of true home run hitters. I wasn’t entertained, I was embarrassed for Major League Baseball.… Read the rest
Although I’m away on vacation, it’s so very cool here I wanted to share with you as I leave the harbor and head out on to Brookville Lake in Liberty, Indiana.
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11 out of the last 13. That’s how many games the Brewers have lost as they limped to the All Star break. What once was a pretty secure lead in the National League Central has now turned into a bonafide divisional race.
A team that was seemingly charmed the breaks falling their way, is now dealing with lingering injuries and the tragic death of Jean Segura’s 9 month old son. If there’s a team out there that needed this break more than the Brewers, I’ve yet to see them play this season.
The Brewers 11-2 rout of the central foe Cardinals certainly lifted the spirits of this bewildered team. … Read the rest
“We were getting breaks early and now we’re not”, one Brewers official told me, “We scored 3 runs on a wild pitch for gosh sakes.” “Now, we’re swinging to knock fences down, we’re not doing the little things to put pressure on teams to win”.
The Brewers are in a freefall right now and seem to be trying to win games with single at bats. In other words, they’re pressing.
“It’s like quicksand, the more you flail the worse you struggle, but it’s not even the All Star break, guys need to get a win, relax and get a way for a while to re-energize the batteries.”
Ron Roenicke can only do so much but he has to explain to Matt Garza why he took the starter out, after 7 2/3 innings (108 pitches) for Will Smith who promptly didn’t record an out while giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs allowing the Phillies to blow the game wide open. … Read the rest
In 1999 the world discovered the name Lance Armstrong. The testicular cancer survivor beat the odds and won the Tour De France. For the next 6 years, Armstrong went on to own the event in every facet. In 2005, even the non-biking fan knew who the rider sponsored by the Postal Service was.
Then came the scandal over PED’s and doping.
In a sport where almost every participant seemed to be involved in the drug induced ugliness in one way or the other the fan support that had swelled in the years prior diminished to where it is today.
That being said, did you know that the Tour has completed 4 stages already?… Read the rest
Whoever photoshopped this…. applause!!!!
I laughed my ass off!!!
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