Just a couple of observations.
Traffic is terrific. Think Chicago without toll booths and 70mph speed limits. Avoid freeways like the plague at rush hours. And accidents like this one can back up traffic at any time.
Today’s Tennessean had an article on the Brewers farm system. The Sounds are currently ahead of the Iowa Cubs (!!) in their division and have the best record in AAA baseball.
Two years ago, the opening day lineup for the Sounds’ first game as a member of the Brewers farm system featured Rickie Weeks, Prince Fielder and Corey Hart as the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 hitters, respectively, in the batting order. That team went on to win the 2005 Pacific Coast League championship.
In fact, the Brewers farm system has the best winning percentage of all major league farm systems.
The Brewer farmhands have won and won big. Nashville is on pace for an 87-win season after winning 75 and 76 games the past two years. The Sounds haven’t posted three straight 70-win campaigns since the 1988-90 seasons, when they were Cincinnati’s Triple-A affiliate.
Meanwhile, Huntsville won the first-half Southern League Northern Division title. At the Class A level, Brevard County (Florida State) and West Virginia (South Atlantic) wrapped up first-half division crowns as well.