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#1 spideyo

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

As discussed in a different thread, Bert is working fewer and fewer games. Eventually, he will step aside and cease being a regular on TV. My theory is that the Twins would like to keep that seat occupied by a former player. Who would you like to see have a shot at taking over from Bert?

I think the job is Cuddy's if he wants when he retires, but who else is out there that would do a good job?


note: I am specifically looking at TV, since it's an entirely different talent to be a radio play-by-play guy. So don't turn this into a "fire Gladden" thread please.

#2 Rick Niedermann

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:25 PM

Smalley

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

I believe that most of the time when Bert isn't covering the Twins it is due to his HOF obligations.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Glenn Perkins. Do you think we could Kickstarter a few million dollars to coax him into retirement and the booth? It would be awesome to hear his "cybermetric" takes. I can just imagine how flabbergasted Bremer would be the first time Perk whipped out xFIP.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

Don't know why, but I think Hrbek would be great.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

I hear Michelle Bachmann will be looking for a new job ...

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

I hear Michelle Bachmann will be looking for a new job ...

Princess Unicorn Crazy Pants would make people beg for Blyleven to come back

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

Frank viola would be hilarious

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

anyone that isnt a Twins apologist would work

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

Don't know why, but I think Hrbek would be great.


I love the guy to pieces but the phrase "small doses" comes to mind.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:57 PM

Ron Gardenhire...he'll be looking for a new job, soon. Or so people keep posting!
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

I vote for Ron Coomer!
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

I bet Stelly would make a heck of a color guy.

Failing that, maybe Radke.

#14 mikecgrimes

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Phil Nevin or Midree Cummings

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Jesse Ventura comes back to Minnesota during the summer months. He and Dick could talk conspiracy theories against the Twins.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Aaron Gleeman?

#17 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:27 PM

I would vote for Gleeman and the Geek with a full TwinsCentric crew on hand for various analyses and interviews.

And I am not kidding or blowing smoke at all.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Big Fella. Best Color Man in the Business, or Wally Backman. Bert only uttered one F-Bomb so far, Wally is good for a couple a month I think. Actually Cuddy would be the best probably. Now don't get your hopes up on getting a impartial voice as long as the team is signing the checks. Baseball broadcasts are marketing not journalism. Everything is supposed to make the team look palatable to the $$$ paying public, even when they lose almost 100 games. Actually that takes a lot of talent and soberity to stay so upbeat around a team like we have had lately. And I think Cuddy has that in him, he was always a good company man.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

I have only heard him on the radio, but I was surprised how interesting Tim Laudner was to listen to when he covered for someone.

I would not have guessed I would have enjoyed him as much as I did. Intelligent and informed remarks.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

My first choice would be: Billy Ripken... He's the best analyst on MLB network.

My Ex-Twin first choice would be: Jack Morris and Tom Kelly as a team with a PBP guy but please do not require TK to wear a suit.
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