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This was a great weekend, had some work, but otherwise spent my time relaxing and listening to the Minnesota Twins spring training game. Yeah, Baseball! We have a new play by play guy this year as long time announcer, John Gordon retired. Cory Provus has replaced Gordon and so far has been a joy to listen to. Provus was working for the Brewers with baseball legend Bob Uecker, but joined the Twins this offseason. I’m sure a lot of people are watching the games on tv, but it’s simply Americana when you listen to a game on the radio. His voice is going to be a great fit too, sometimes if you don’t got the right voice or delivery it ruins the broadcast.

I also dabbled into some other sport news this weekend, including hoops. I’ve never been a huge basketball fan, but I know Ricky Rubio was a big deal for the T-wolves and now he is out for the season! Possibly ending what has been a very exciting for the wolves! Football can’t keep themselves out of the news either, now I like football, but somehow we can’t go a week with out some sort of big news story. I think it might planned out that way, which is good for them, annoying for some of us.  The Saints story was almost 2 weeks ago, and then Peyton Manning last week. I wonder what the story will be this week?

Well, in the mean time I’m going to pull my Twins jerseys out of the closet and get ready for the season, maybe I need a new Twins hat.

Baseball

Baseball season is back again. Hope springs eternal, especially if you’re a Chicago Cubs fan. Granted, my White Sox didn’t get off to a smashing start, but since 2005, I don’t care that much. I got to see my favorite team win the championship, so now I can sit back, relax and just enjoy the games. Win or lose, I’m happy.

Well, I guess we can just skip the regular season and go right to the World Series. I exaggerate, but apparently some of the talking heads in the sports world are already predicting divisional winners. We haven’t played one regular season game yet someone has the Red Sox pegged to win the AL East.

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After another week, San Francisco is still making a run for it. They’ve taken a two game lead into the League series against Philly. I really hope they win. Philly fans are starting to get as insufferable as Boston fans were before the 2004 Series. We know your team has had some tough times in all sports, but suck it up. There are other teams with just as loyal fan bases who don’t get to see their team on the national stage too often. So, enjoy it while it lasts.

The only thing I ever wanted from this years baseball playoffs was two things. I wanted to see Minnesota make it to the Series so they could lose to the Giants. My dad has been yapping about them all summer. The Giants deserve a championship now that Bonds has left the team. Well, I’ve only been granted half of my wish. Minnesota dropped three to Yankees, but the Giants did manage make it past Atlanta.

Why is it that every time the Chicago White Sox make a move to acquire someone designed to be productive, we ultimately end up with a multi-million dollar mistake. Ken Griffey Jr. came on last year and did a little but was not any kind of a difference maker. This year, Manny Ramirez was the experiment. And last night, he proved what he is worth. So, now the Sox face a steep uphill climb in an attempt to capture the AL Central from those blasted Twins.

I don’t know how to feel on this one. I grew a fan of the Chicago White Sox, and still am, and one of the pre-requisites of rooting for an AL team in baseball is to hate the New York Yankees. And when George Steinbrenner was throwing money around on star players, he was an easy target for that hatred. Steinbrenner passed away this morning from a heart attack. All the news stories discussing this now bring out all the charity work he did in his Tampa, FL neighborhood. Why couldn’t we get that news about Steinbrenner before he passed? I feel like I have a skewered view of him now thanks to the media.