A fresh approach to Spring Training production, the telecast games will be television-radio simulcasts featuring a combination of FOX Sports North game coverage, graphics and replays accompanied by play-by-play descriptions and analysis from the Treasure Island Baseball Network's (TIBN) metro affiliate 96.3 K-TWIN.
The team of announcers featured throughout Spring Training will include veteran television announcer Dick Bremer and Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, as well as the Treasure Island Baseball Network's Cory Provus, Dan Gladden and Kris Atteberry.
All sixteen of the Minnesota Twins Spring Training games from Hammond Stadium will appear on TV, beginning with a 12 noon CT telecast on Saturday, March 1 against the Boston Red Sox. Three of the games will re-air in primetime and two of the telecasts will air on the FOX Sports North PLUS channel. FOX Sports North PLUS channel listings: click here
The joint partnership between the regional sports network and the radio home of the Minnesota Twins provides fans with the opportunity to view more Spring Training games than ever before - eleven more than last season.
Meanwhile, for the second consecutive season, ALL Twins Spring Training games will be carried LIVE on 96.3 K-TWIN - the team's metro radio affiliate. Most games will also be made available to fans across Twins Territory via the team's 81-station TIBN.
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network visit FOXsportsnorth.com.
About 96.3 K-TWIN
96.3 K-TWIN is the metro Minneapolis-St. Paul radio home for Minnesota Twins baseball. The station is a community-focused lifestyle station for the Twin Cities. 96.3 K-TWIN blends quality music and true variety with intelligent and entertaining content along with essential sports and news. 96.3 K-TWIN is locally owned by Northern Lights Broadcasting.
About the Treasure Island Baseball Network
In 2007 the Twins, in partnership with the Minnesota News Network, assumed control and development of the Twins Radio Network with Treasure Island Resort & Casino becoming the first-ever naming rights partner for the network in 2009. Historically, the Twins Radio Network has been one of the largest in all of Major League Baseball with hometown radio partners bringing Twins baseball to fans across five states. The Treasure Island Baseball Network has grown to include 81 stations throughout Twins Territory.