The reason I got into radio was to make a difference. I'm personally involved with many local organizations, as well as the hundreds we work with through the station. Here are just a few of the groups I spend more time helping:
University of Iowa Children's Hospital, CMN, and Dance Marathon
The ARC of East Central Iowa
Knights of Columbus
Marion Youth Baseball
I enjoy coaching baseball, playing tennis, kickboxing, listening to music, playing board games with my kids, riding rollercoasters and taking long walks on the beach.
My favorite teams that I follow:
· Minnesota Vikings Football
· Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
· Univ of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey
· Linn Mar Lions
· Iowa Hawkeyes
· Minnesota Twins & Cincinnati Reds Baseball
Here we are, opening week of the baseball season. I remember going to so many games as a kid with my father and my grandfather, rooting for the Twins in the 1960's. Names like Killabrew, Oliva, Carew, Blyleven. Guys who played the game and were all-stars without the big contracts. I woder how they feel these days about that. Over the years my love for the game of baseball has remained, however I get my enjoyment from watching and coaching my kids playing the game, rather than the national stage.
The last decade of scandals and steroids have soured my taste and the purity of the game. And the cost of going to a game, outrageous. They need to charge so they can pay the millionaire players. For the 13th straight year, A-Rod for the Yankees will be the top paid player, making $29 million. And due to his injury, he won't likely play until after the all-star game. His salary is more than the entire Houston Astos team. That is ridiculous. They need to put in a salary cap like football and bring some parity back to the game and give the fans in the smaller markets a chance to compete with the Damn Yankees.