Day Two with Little A and Big A (with help from BP) to replace Phil!
Shocking story out of Wisconsin about two teens plotting to kill a friend. The Internet plays a major role in the storyline, so what should parents do?
On the sports side, the Brewers have discovered that solid pitching and an abundance of hits equals win! Matt Garza at his best in a Milwaukee uniform, but what will happen to the lineup - which has ten-plus hits in seven of the last eight games - when Aramis Ramirez returns? He finished a second rehab start in Appleton going 2-for-4. Decisions to be made with roster and lineup with regard to platoons at first, second and in the outfield with the trade deadline on the horizon.
The major focus today: WORDS. Duncan and Lebron go back-and-forth. That's right, I said Tim Duncan! Big Papi and David Price go to "war", but should we use words like "war", "battle", and "soldier" when comparing sports and conflict?
Plus, thought-provoking conversations with Bob Wolfley and Jeff Potrykus, both of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and a Final Four with Phil calling the play-by-play on the greatest Eephus pitch ever thrown in Japan.
1. NBA Finals starts Thursday. Stars: Lebron & Duncan. Coaches: Spoelstra & Popovich. Wingman: Wade & Parker. When looking at it like this, which team's/player's legacy needs the Finals win more. Feels easy to lean towards San Antonio considering age and last year's result.
2. Video Alert: During Phil's trip to Japan, he called this unbelievable Eephus pitch that froze both the batter and umpire (who only nods to call strike...haha).
3. What's your longest bender? Apparently Harry Caray set the bar pretty high in 1972. The then-Voice of the White Sox hit the bars for 288 consecutive nights (That's baseball!) and kept detailed records in his diary. The Chicago Sun-Times documented it recently.
4. Best bets: Yovani Gallardo takes the mound for the Brewers against the Twins. Pressure for the ace after starters Kyle Lohse and Garza combined for 15.1 innings of scoreless baseball in prior two games. 7:10pm first pitch at Miller Park.