Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The two-time defending summer baseball champion Franklin Sabers begin their quest for a third straight title next week as the state tournament gets underway.
The WIAA made a great move for this year’s tournament but has also erred, in my view, in its planning for the most important games.
This year’s State Summer Baseball Tournament moves to Kapco Park at Concordia University in
The new venue is a major upgrade. It’s not only much closer, the WIAA website calls Kapco Park “a state-of-the-art baseball facility opening in 2012 and also serves as the baseball venue for Concordia (University) and the Lakeshore Chinooks, the newest member of the Northwoods League. Kapco Park seats approximately 1,500 spectators in various seating areas throughout the facility including seats and fan decks, all with beautiful views of
Now for the WIAA blunder. A new format has a one-day tournament with semifinal games followed by the championship final on Friday, July 20. The first State semifinal game is scheduled to begin at noon with the second semifinal to follow at approximately 3:15 p.m. The championship game is slated for 6:30 p.m.
That’s patently unfair. Think about it. According to the brackets and schedule, if
Here’s to a successful tournament and…
GO GET ‘EM SABERS AND COACH HUGHES!