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Packers minimize Mini-Camp

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Packers head coach Mike McCarthy liked the quality of work during the Oraganized Team Activities and first two days of the mandatory mini-camp so much, he cut short the camp by one day.    The off-season program ended Tuesday with the second of three scheduled workouts at mini-camp.   The practice ended with a little team building fun, a home run derby.  One player from each position group got to represent his unit.   Wide receiver Jordy Nelson whacked the 16 inch softball the farthest until number one pick Brian Bulaga, on the final pitch of the competition, launched a contest winning homer.  Promised a car for the win, Bulaga pulled the tarp off the vehicle on the south corner of Ray Nitschke Field, only to find a banged up Saturn with the truck lid off, a door hanging on its hinges and spray painted slogans on the side, including Super Bowl in Dallas.  That's where the Pack hopes to be next February but next up, about five weeks off before the team checks into St. Norbert College for the 2010 training camp on July 30.

Brewers rally past Twins

A nine game homestand opened with an interleague series against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park Tuesday night and the Brewers captured the opener 7-5.  Chris Narveson spotted the Twins an early lead, giving up three runs in the first inning without recording an out.  Narveson kept the Twins off the board through five innings.  The offense got going against Scott Baker in the 4th.  Casey McGehee ripped a three run home run and Narveson helped himself with a go-ahead RBI single.  Rickie Weeks tacked on a solo home run late as the Brewers lead reached 7-3.  Todd Coffey, just off the disabled list, gave up two runs in the 8th but John Axford finished the game for his 5th save.

Bucks swing pre-draft trade

The Milwaukee Bucks acquired 11 year veteran forward Corey Maggette from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for reserve guard Charlie Bell and backup center Dan Gadzuric.   Maggette averaged 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 70 games for the Warriors last year.  The Bucks will pick up the final three years on his contract worth 31 million dollars.   Milwaukee will also receive the Warriors second round pick in tomorrow night's NBA draft.  The Bucks have the 15th pick in round one and now have three choices in the second round.

Bullfrogs split

The Green Bay Bullfrogs wrapped up a stretch of 13 road games out of their last 16, by splitting a doubleheader with La Crosse Tuesday night.  The Bullfrogs won the opener 5-0 before losing the nightcap 11-1.   Green Bay (9-10)  returns home Wednesday night to host the Madison Mallards at Joannes Stadium at 7:05 PM.

 

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