A week ago the Loggers made their decision for next
season at manager.
Brian Lewis is returning after a 38-33 finish this
He sits down with News 8's Charlie Clifford.
It's getting up at 4 A.M., having to catch a bus.
It's going to bed at 2 A.M.
after playing 13 innings.
It is all the things they will encompas in minor league
Loggers second year manager Brian Lewis...
Who's coaching career includes stops at junior colleges,
the frontier league and the high school ball.
Hinging on bus rides and backed by short term contracts
-- it's not the big leagues.
But, Lewis feels he's finally found the right league...
I hope I am not the face of the Loggers.
This probably is not the face they want, they could
probably find someone better.
I owe a lot to a lot of people around here that have
helped me along the way in few years that I have been
Saying that I enjoyed year one is an understatement.
This summer Lewis' club ranged from the sons of former
To the the local unknowns.
Griffin Conine won the home run title.
Mitch Stalsberg established himself as the best lefty
pitcher in the league.
But the biggest surprise -- reigning Northwoods MVP
Mason McCoy didn't leave La Crosse...after skipped
over at the MLB draft.
I don't have an answer for why he didn't get drafted
Mason is the kind of guy though..
The more you can get him to play with a chip on his
shoulder the better.
He battled through it and he worked on some things
that he needed to work on and ended up being an all-star.
He is going to be missed in more ways than one.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE AS NORTHWOODS LEAGUE COMMISHONER?
I like the schedule as far the amount of games.
At the core of the league is the fact that we are
trying to get these players ready for professional
Not many collegiate leagues do that.
71 games in 10 weeks.
It sounds crazy.
Unless you're Brian Lewis and the La Crosse Loggers.