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GDG rundown for the weekend of Mar. 31 – Apr. 2

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The grass and dirt will be ready for business as Opening Day for the MLB season is just days away.  Eric is gearing up for it here in Downtown Minneapolis, while Larry is seeing the last swings of the Cactus League season in Phoenix.  We get an in-depth look at the Twins from former player Al Newman, broadcaster Dick Bremer, and manager Paul Molitor.  Larry is also in the Desert Southwest to cover the NFL Owners’ Meetings and the NCAA Men’s Final Four.  Our hosts dive into the relocation of the Oakland Raiders and a college basketball anniversary that “didn’t really happen.”  Also, the Wild change the calendar and the Wolves will change their logo.

Leaving For Las Vegas

Segment 1: It’s now official.  The Oakland Raiders are the latest sports franchise to relocate, as the NFL’s owners approve an eventual move to Las Vegas.

 

A Foggy Memory That’s Clear as a Bell

Segment 2: With the NCAA’s basketball semifinals taking place this weekend, the guys look back twenty years to the “Final Four That Wasn’t” for the Gophers.  They ask one simple question.  How can you erase something that you saw happen?

 

Twins Spring Training: Al Newman

Segment 3: The Twins are almost ready to throw out the first pitch for Monday’s Opening Day.  Eric came back from Spring Training with some interviews of former and current people surrounding the team.  Up first, we hear from former infielder and World Series champ Al Newman.

 

Twins Spring Training: Dick Bremer

Segment 4: The Grapefruit League rundown continues.  While in Fort Myers, Eric caught up with Twins play-by-play voice Dick Bremer.  The Fox Sports North broadcaster gives us his thoughts on how the Home Nine can improve off of last season’s disastrous run.

Chris Davis bats for the Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins Spring Training 2017

Twins Spring Training: Paul Molitor

Segment 5: If you want to get the pulse of a baseball squad, talk with the manager.  We hear from Twins skipper Paul Molitor on how the team looks as they break their training and head North.  What can they do to bring more positive results this season?

 

Change is in the Air

Segment 6: The Wild have will turn the page on a fairly miserable March.  Can a flip of the calendar flip their fortunes heading into the postseason?  The Wolves are all but eliminated from playoff contention.  However, could a new outlook be on the horizon thanks to a new…logo?  And which former Viking is getting a good word to be included in the NFL Hall of Fame?

 

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