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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.
Ron Gardenhire's new two year contract has caused a PR problem for the Minnesota Twins organization.
The Battle lines are being drawn around Twins Territory. The Pro-Gardy Fans vs. the I Want Gardy Gone Fans". There seems to be more "I Want Gardy Gone Fans"
Reports are surfacing that the Minnesota Twins Players are firmly behind Ron Gardenhire. I assume these reports are coming from Pro-Gardy Media looking for an angle, the Twins PR Machine or both. Who knows... but in consideration of the performance from the players in 2013... I think the concept of players support is kind of amusing. Wouldn't support from this bunch of players be akin to support from the dog that was biting you.
Is it possible that Gardy's clubhouse leadership was a factor in his being given a new two year contract. I'm trying to imagine the conversation between Owner Jim Pohlad and Terry Ryan.
Pohlad: So... Gardenhire?
Ryan: (Gives the Thumbs Up Sign) Let's Keep him
Pohlad: Really? Why?
Ryan: Jim... I'm responsible for giving him the bad baseball players that he had to work with... All in All... I'm very impressed by the job Ron did... Through it all... He hasn't lost the clubhouse. Those players want to play for him.
Pohlad: So... You are saying... The players performed better this year because they want to play for Ron.
Ryan: Yes... Yes I am... Except... Well... No... No I'm not... (Clears Throat) What I'm saying is... that IF the players played better this year. They would be happy to do so under Gardenhire's direction.
Pohlad: Are we keeping those players?
Ryan: No we are not... Ok... Let me rephrase that... We will NOT keep those players IF we can find better players. If we can't... If we can't find better players... We will have to keep them.
Pohlad: If we bring in new players... Will they want to play for Ron? Will they come to Minnesota to play for Ron?
Ryan: Yes they will... Except... Well... No they won't... Because Ron has lost a lot of baseball games the past 3 years. But I want to be clear that if we hadn't lost this many games... That these players we are trying to bring in... They would love to play for Ron.
Pohlad: If we were winning games the past three years... would we be looking for new players?
Ryan: No... We wouldn't be.
Pohlad: Ok... the recommendation is stay with Ron for another year because he hasn't lost the clubhouse.
Ryan: Two Years.