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Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
Former Brewer and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor joined Lucas and Lepay Monday morning to talk about his career, who he feels the real home run king is, and his opinion on the All Star Game. Also Paul Molitor will be in Madison Wednesday night at the Duck Pond at 4:30 to sign autographs. For more information go to http://www.mallardsbaseball.com/paul-molitor-to-return-to-the-duck-pond-july-3rd.html.
On most unforgettable moment:
I think the one thing that sticks out for me was my World Series experiences. Both as a Brewer and as a Blue Jay. When Joe Carter hit the home run way back 20 years ago to win a World Series for the Blue Jays, thats probably the one thing that jumps out to me as my number one memory.
On who the home run king is:
For me it's Aaron. I'm just one of those people. I don't know how to exactly break down what happened during the steroid decade, but I am fairly confident that it added to their production numbers and accomplishments in their career. I just can't acknowledge that as being the all-time leader in anything. I think as we saw the seroid thing unfold, I think it brought more tribute to Henry Aaron and his career. So maybe it was a good thing for him in a way.
On his approach to the All-Star Game:
For me it was definitely a serious game. When I was first exposed to the All Star Game as a player, I was around guys that took it very seriously. There was a lot of pride in the American/National League thing. I think as managers became more pressured to feel like everybody had to play , it took away from their ability to manage the game to win the best way they possibly could. I'm not really in agreement with what the league did with the stakes of the game. I don't think that one exhibition game in the middle of the season should have an influence on who wins the World Series. But that's what they did and their sticking to their guns on it.