Hicks, Arcia Are Keys To Respectability For Twins

After three straight seasons with 90-plus losses, the uphill climb that the Minnesota Twins face entering today’s season opener has become very steep. There is hope for the future, which I touched on in our season preview in today’s paper. The Twins farm system is highly ranked by a number of sources, including Baseball America.…
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Twins Caravan Leftovers

Nothing really beats talking baseball on a cold January night like we endured in Fargo-Moorhead last night. The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop at The Hub couldn’t have come at a better time. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Anthony Swarzak, Twins broadcaster and Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, bench coach Terry Steinbach and Twins…
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Not Every NFL Game Tonight Should Be Ignored

It’s Week 4 of the NFL preseason, with all 32 teams playing tonight. But there’s an empty feel to it. Many of the teams will not even suit up their first-stringers, opting instead to give them one last week off before the NFL’s regular season kicks off next week. The Minnesota Vikings, who have struggled…
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Remembering Marv Bossart

It’s been nice reading all of the great tributes to longtime WDAY anchor Marv Bossart, who passed away last week at age 79. I’m too young to have known Bossart as a co-worker within Forum Communications. My experience with him came at Minnesota State Moorhead, where Bossart taught broadcast journalism courses. I never had any…
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