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I’ve got two boys that I’m raising and so far they have picked up none of my bad habits. Now that I’m a family man, I left the rock band thing that I did when I was younger. I spent age 17 to 35 or so moonlighting as lead vocalist with a little keyboard playing to help fill out the sound with different bands over those years, Ranging from high school garage bands to serious regional bands that toured a little and to local bands that got it’s ya-ya’s out in small clubs around the area. I was never close to the big time and never expected to get close; I just had a good time doing it. I realized I had to quit because my kids were young and demanding and it was too hard to function as a parent on Sunday morning when you got back from Warroad at . God, do I miss the band thing, but my life with my kids is beyond words and I have no regrets, just a little longing that would probably go away a couple of weeks later if I got back into it again.
My life is Family, Work and Youth Sports right now and it’s been blur.
The Twins win 5-3 last night. 3 Wins in a row... 3 wins in a row on the road at Fenway Park.
Baseball coaches talk all the time about the importance of the little things. Many don't understand exactly what that means. After all, a little mistake surely doesn't matter in a 9 inning baseball game. Many times it doesn't but at times it can lead to big innings and when it leads to big innings... those little things matter because the big inning isn't a little thing. It will kill you.
Last night the 6th inning was an example of why the little things will kill you and why they are important. It was the Red Sox who didn't execute on the little things and it cost them the game.
The Twins were trailing 2-1... Lackey had pitched pretty well to this point. Mauer is on 2nd base and Justin Morneau is on 1st. One Out.
Trevor Plouffe hits a comebacker to the pitcher. It's an easy double play ball. If executed the Red Sox are out of the inning and no runs score. Lackey fielded the ball and threw the ball into Center Field missing the 2nd baseman and Mauer comes around to score and tie the game. Justin Morneau ends up on third and there is still one out because nobody is retired.
They should have been out of the inning... but didn't execute so the Next batter is Ryan Doumit... He hits a fairly shallow fly ball to Right Field. Victorino makes the catch for the 2nd out and he throws a strike to the plate. Morneau is tagging and trying to score and catcher David Ross missed Justin with the Tag.
Once again... The Red Sox missed a chance at getting that third out and getting out of the inning with a good tag by David Ross. With Morneau now scoring when he probably should have been out. The Twins lead 3-2 now. That's a little thing that needs to be executed.
Once again... The Red Sox should have been out of this inning... This brings up rookie Oswaldo Arcia with Plouffe still on 1st because of the Lackey error and two out. Arcia should not have been up this inning.
Arcia homers and the Twins take a 5-2 lead and finish up the game for a 5-3 win.
If the Red Sox execute they leave the Top of the 6th inning leading 2-1... The didn't and leave the Top of the 6th inning down 5-2.
People fall in love with the big money players and think they can simply bash their way to victory. Baseball games are frequently decided by these little things. A Throw... A Tag... A Routine Grounder... Baserunning.
Good For Us!!! The Twins are now 17-16 on the year.