Hey there. My name’s Jules. It’s Julie actually, but Jules is one less syllable and far more convenient to remember, so call me that.
This isn’t my first time writing sports, but it is my first time writing for CV Weekly. Thought an introduction would be the best way to kick off this column.
Every week you and I can hang out here and chat sports… From the local baseball scene, flag football leagues, roller derby, hockey, Cross Fit, Olympic Powerlifting, golf and tennis, and everything in between, I’ll make sure you know the stories that illuminate what makes sports great and what makes our Coachella Valley the best.
I host a sports talk radio show- it’s conveniently called “Buehler’s Day Off” and while I work hard (mostly), as the show’s title would suggest, I also have a lot of fun. So you can count on finding a similar look at sports here in CV Weekly.
Last I checked, sports are supposed to be fun! So those who take them too seriously and bitch and moan are the same people who complain about lines at Disneyland, or feign shock that the DMV is a mind-numbing 12 hour excursion through futility.
Facts are facts. Life is what it is. And sports are awesome.
Figured if you know where I’m coming from, you can decide if you want to adventure with me in this column. I think you should, but that’s your call.
Intro out of the way, good Lord it’s hot! And the best way to enjoy a cool evening? Easy: catch a baseball game, cold beer and a hotdog, all for 10 bucks.
Which, in my opinion, earns a nomination in the “Top 10 Things To Do On A Summer Day.”
I’m speaking of our local summer league baseball team, the Palm Springs Power, who play through June and July every year and are celebrating their 10th season this summer.
And it just so happens that I’m throwing out the first pitch at the game on July 3rd. So I’m inviting you (my new buddy) to come watch me (failed athlete turned sports talk radio host) embarrass myself publicly. Because we both know ceremonial first pitches are only awesome when they are terrible.
So come out to Palm Springs Stadium on July 3rd. The Power is a bunch of solid college players looking for a shot at the pros. They play hard, hit hard and the beer is cold and cheap. It’s a great way to hang with the community and enjoy solid baseball without fighting LA or OC traffic.
Check out the website, www.PalmSpringPowerBaseball.com for their schedule and promotions like Dollar Beer Night or The Beer Batter.
And I’ll see you there on July 3rd.

Julie Buehler hosts the Coachella Valley’s most popular sports talk radio show, “Buehler’s Day Off” every day from 1-4 on 1010 KXPS, the valley’s all sports station. She’s an avid gym rat, slightly sarcastic and more likely to recite Steve Young’s career passing stats than American Idol winners. Tune in M-F 1-4 pst at www.team1010.com or watch the show on Ustream.

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