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.
It's not often that a team is out hit 16 to 3 and still comes... oh so close... to winning it. The Phillies slipped past the Twins 3-2 last night despite out hitting the Twins by a large margin.
Cliff Lee was dominent for the Phillies and Kevin Correia kept his finger in the dike... pitching well with traffic all around him. The Phillies held a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the 7th. Cliff Lee had only given up one hit until that point. With one out he walked Joe Mauer and that was followed by an infield single by Ryan Doumit and with two outs... Justin Morneau ripped a double that just got past a diving Ben Revere scoring both runs and the Twins took a 2-1 lead.
That could have been the story book ending but the Phillies scored 2 in the Top of the 8th inning and that was all she wrote.
It was fun to watch Ben Revere again... He was my favorite Twins player because he played the game hard and that's how baseball is supposed to be played. He came back as a member of the Phillies and had a nice series... 8 hits in 12 at bats total.
The Twins take on the Central Division leading Detroit Tigers for a 3 game homestand. It's only June so I'm not sure that you can call it a big series but it's kind of a big series. The Tigers are in 1st place and the Twins are 6.5 games behind.
If the Twins sweep the series (could happen) they are only 3.5 games back and the Twins can be within a few measly steps from the division lead.
If the Twins get swept they will be 9.5 games back and nobody is going to be that motivated once you drop that far behind. This weekend could be the beginning of the end in that scenerio.
Scott Diamond faces Rick Porcello tonight... Sam Deduno faces Anibel Sanchez tomorrow night and PJ Walters takes on Doug Fister.
Minor Leagues: Uber Prospect Byron Buxton went deep for his 8th home run of the year. I was listening to a minor league analyst say that the Midwest League has never seen a player like Byron Buxton. Once again a comparison to Mike Trout was thrown out but the analyst said that Trout didn't show the power that Buxton has at age 19. He finished by saying that every single tool that Buxton shows is better than all of Mike Trout's tools at the same age. In a nutshell... Buxton does everything better. Hit, Run, Throw, Catch... everything better.
I hope this anaylst knows exactly what he is talking about because I like what he said.