You are in the hands of Brian Lee Rivers every day 10am-3pm on KJ-108. This is working man's radio with a guy at the controls that REALLY knows his rock! BLR brings you Classic and new rock that you can listen to all day long. Plus, at high noon, the Electric Lunch; Win lunch from the Red Pepper of Grand Forks with the Lost Lyric Competition, Name That Album, and more! This REALLY is radio that you can lock into and stay with all day long!
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.
My Oldest Son and I made a quick trip to Target Field for the game on Saturday Night. Ended up with great seats behind home plate and was able to watch Vance Worley pitch up close. Vance has to get the ball down. It's pretty simple... Vance does not get the movement he needs on his pitch when its up in the zone but he gets decent downward movement on his 2 seamer when it's down in the zone. Vance had a rough 1st inning with his pitches belt high or higher and the Orioles put up a 3 spot in the first.
Vance picked up the win with inconsistent pitching. It was the Twins offense that got the job done. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each picked up 3 hits while Ryan Doumit hit a long home run to left.
Chris Parmelee made another terrific catch in right. He had to run a long way just to get into position to dive for it and make the catch. Going into the season there was a lot of concern about OF defense. Those concerned (including myself) were worried about having slow footed Willingham in LF and Parmelee in RF.
We can stil worry a bit about Willingham in LF or Arcia for that matter but there is no reason to worry about Parmelee. He has been fantastic in the field. He has range, he has an arm and he can play balls off the wall as good as anyone. Defense is not a worry... Now we just got to hope he gets his bat going.