What is wrong with our Minnesota Twins? They must have heard a new stadium was on the way...and they immediately relaxed! Pitching is stable, although not lights out, and I see even the "pouter" Kyle Lohse is not looking that great down in the minors. The big stink is the lack of hitting, and maybe even more the lack of understanding the game.
I did not play much baseball as a kid and none as an adult. I was slow and could not hit the off-speed stuff. But when you see as many sporting events as I have seen, over time you pick up on things. Like if the guy ahead of you walks, take a pitch or two to see if the pitcher is about to implode. Wack the ball to the other side to move a runner, lay down a bunt. And in the 7th, 8th, and 9th inning when you are behind, you make the pitcher work a little, make him throw some pitches, make him work the count. The Twins are slapping at the first or second pitch they see, making easy work for the pitchers, and losing too many games they could win.
It's not rocket science too many pop ups and lazy fly balls to the out field.
Once again the NBA and NHL has run their seasons too long, and even though the crowning of champions is just around the corner, I have lost interest...IT'S SUMMER! They have got to find a way to wrap those seasons up before Memorial Day.
Congratulations to the athletes and coaches that have had a great spring.
Once again on a personal note. Many of you know that I have decided to pursue a State Senate seat. As a result I have not been able to broadcast high school events since December. I want to thank the many people who have said they miss my work on the radio. I have missed it too! And I look forward to getting back behind the mic after the November elections.
I also want to thank Kyle Gylsen who has really stepped up since December to allow KWAD-KNSP and Superstation K-106 to continue the broadcast schedule I instituted back in 1982. Kyle and I used to split the spring season after a hectic fall and winter. This year Kyle carried the load for softball and baseball. Job well done!
Shake the hand of a graduate this week...or the hand of a teacher who helped them get there.