ST. PAUL — Starting Monday, Twins fans can watch games on Fox Sports North all April just like planned.
Well, not exactly like planned.
But FSN has rolled out a plan to put “Twins Classics” on television to help aid fans during this baseball-less period. Some games also will be aired via the Twins’ social media channels, and the Twins’ radio host, 830 WCCO, will be re-airing classic games this month, as well.
The televised games range from as far back as the 1965 All-Star Game, which was held at Metropolitan Stadium and featured Twins greats Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva, among others, to multiple games from last season. On TV, fans can get their rewind to the 1991 World Series, and on the radio, fans can listen to three 1987 World Series games.
The Twins will have a group of special guests provide social media content during the games, starting with television announcer Dick Bremer. Kent Hrbek will check, along with fellow former players Dan Gladden, Jack Morris, Paul Molitor, Glen Perkins and Roy Smalley as well as FSN’s Anthony LaPanta.
The team is introducing “Retro Twingo” for fans to play along the MLB Ballpark app during select broadcasts on FSN and Twins’ social media channels. Fans are competing for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a future home game.
And later in the month, FSN will debut two 30-minute specials. “The Pursuit — From Berlin to the Bigs, featuring Max Kepler,” will air for the first time at 6:30 p.m. on April 22, and “Baseball in the Dominican Republic: Nelson Cruz,” will debut on April 29, also at 6:30 p.m.