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Opening Day at Miller Park

Monday, Mar, 31 2014


The PhilCast will start late Monday so as to bring you coverage of the following annual rite of Spring.

Opening Day.

As I tweeted this morning, reporters these days have it made.

Why, back in MY days as a reporter covering opening day at the ballpark, that meant 20 layers of clothes and lots of hot chocolate, because you were going to be walking around the cold parking lot of County Stadium for several hours that morning.

Then, once it was time to go inside, you didn't really go INSIDE like now with a nice cozy roof. You were on the field outside and it was always cold, made worse by the fact that you had been out in the lot for a couple of hours prior.

Then after the field there was no retreat to a modern press box either. Nope. You made your way up to what was called the lodge, where you would take a seat on an ice-cold folding chair and set your arms down on a steely ledge-type tabletop that could keep meat frozen.

Good luck feeling your toes or fingers by the end of the game when the warmth of the locker room finally called.

Today at Miller Park....not so much. I hope the new breed of reporters appreciates what they have.

Still, at the time, there was an excitement about covering Opening Day for me. I have many memories of this day. But perhaps THIS one is the best ever because I was there and felt the electricity.

With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Sixto Lexcano hits a game-winning Grand Slam to start the 1980 season off in style.
CLICK HERE to watch it again!

Good luck Brewers.

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Aaron Rodgers' Bo butt slap

Friday, Mar, 28 2014

Great game.
Wisconsin in the Elite Eight.
Great night.

This is a cool little video inside the Badgers' locker room after the game, where it turns out Aaron Rodgers was hanging out.

While it's neat to watch, why am I slightly disturbed by the butt slap A-Rodg delivers to Bo right at the end (pardon the pun) of the clip?

Football field is one thing....
CLICK HERE to watch it.

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Clothes and Words

Thursday, Mar, 27 2014

The Badgers in the Sweet 16 tonight on WHBY.
The PhilCast closes shop at 5:30 this evening when the pre-game begins.

Coming up on the show....

The woman working on updating the book about regional english in Wisconsin joins me right after my chat with Erin Davisson at 3:30.

Also, in addition to talking about Wisconsin words, a discussion about trying on clothes...the differenes between men and women and some numbers from a study to back it up.

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Weigh-In Wednesday Week 11

Wednesday, Mar, 26 2014

Don't forget to post up your Week 11 reports for Weigh-In Wednesday today, or email me yours to be included.

CLICK HERE to post up.

Then listen at 3:00 to see how we did this past week.
Just a few more weeks until our drawing for a free one-year membership at Lake Park Swim & Fitness in Menasha or a PhilCast T-shirt. We wrap this all up on April 16th.




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Opening Day=National Holiday?

Tuesday, Mar, 25 2014

Ahhh, opening day at the ballpark....as I type this I can hear a snow plow rumbling down the street on March 25th.

But before I get myself all upset AGAIN about the lousy weather, back to the baseball issue...

Should opening day in this country be a national holiday? That' one of the topics we'll be discussing on the Tuesday PhilCast show. As always, feel free to call in with your opinion this afternoon.


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