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Zimmerman Should Get All-Star Nod

by Tom King

Auburndale native Jordan Zimmerman out-dueled purported Brewer "ace' Yovanni Gallardo last night as the Nationals beat Milwaukee 10-5. He leads the National League with 12 wins and is sporting a 2.46 ERA. You can make a pretty good argument that he has held the Nationals together during their raft of injuries and have them just 6 games behind Atlanta in the NL East. He should also get a whole bunch of consideration for the NL All-Star game as the starter.

On the other hand you have Gallardo who has been in a funk much of the season. it may be time, as the Brewers fall farther out of the race to find out what he would bring on the trade market. Although the sparkling work of the bullpen during this disaster of a season would probably be more attractive to other teams. Guys like Gorselanny, Badenhop, Gonzalez, K-Rod and Axford could net some useable young prospects going forward.

The carnage at Wimbledon continued on Monday as Serena Williams was dumped by Sabine Lisicki. she joins Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer & rafeal Nadal on the sidelines. Sloane Stephens is the last remaining American in the tournament.

Anchored putting will no longer be allowed on the PGA Tour after 2015. After first opposing the rule change because of the number of their players that use the style...the Tour has changed course and say that one set of rules from the governing bodies of the game are needed. Expect a lawsuit to challenge the change.

The Wausau Legion Post 10 Bulldogs are in their busiest stretch of the season. They host Merrill tonight before a rare day off tomorrow. The Bulldogs will play in the annual Firecracker Classic in Stevens Point beginning on Thursday at 2:30.

Songs Of The Day   (from my I-pod)

Ma Ma Ma Belle-ELO (1973) a rocky tune from their album "On The 3rd Day". When theyr were more of a rock band than the pop band they became.

Mac Arthur Park-Maynard Ferguson (1974) a song that has been done by dozens of singers but I'll take this as the definitive version...Ferguson's band was pretty darn tight at this point and he was hitting all the highs