Phil Miller and I are the newest writers for FSN North and will be covering Twins home games this season! I’ve copied the press release below. Can’t wait for Target Field!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Contact:  Becky Ross (612) 486-9520

Tuesday, March 30, 2010                                                                                                                                       

 

FOX SPORTS NORTH WELCOMES TWO NEW FOXSPORTSNORTH.COM

TWINS WRITERS: PHIL MILLER & ANTHONY MAGGIO

 

FOX Sports North announced today that Phil Miller and Anthony Maggio have joined the FOX Sports North team as Minnesota Twins writers for www.foxsportsnorth.com. Miller and Maggio will write features, columns, and pre and post-game blogs for the regional network’s website. The duo will also host weekly live chats online and appear as regular special guests on the regional sports network’s Qwest Twins Live pre- and postgame shows.

Phil Miller covered the Minnesota Twins for the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 2007-09, and has more than 20 years of experience writing NBA basketball, college football and basketball and the Olympics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune and other publications.

Anthony Maggio has spent the last decade covering the Minnesota Twins, Wild, Vikings, Timberwolves, Golden Gophers and local high school sports for numerous media outlets, some of which include the Associated Press, Sportsticker and KFAN.

Launched in November 2009, foxsportsnorth.com is the first local all-sports website in the region, serving as a hub for exclusive video content and as a platform for sports fan communication and interaction. The first installment of what will be a regular feature on foxsportsnorth.com, a conversation between Anthony Maggio and Phil Miller, can be found at: http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/landing/?blockID=207049&feedID=3712.

“We are very fortunate and excited to have two experienced sports professionals as key contributors to our website,” said Mike Dimond, senior vice president and general manager at FOX Sports North. “Phil and Anthony will provide unique content and expertise on foxsportsnorth.com, providing our viewers with up-to-date sports news and solidifying our network as the top sports destination for our region’s viewers.”

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. The Emmy Award-winning regional sports network provides comprehensive coverage of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB’s Minnesota Twins, the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx as well as the University of Minnesota athletic events. For more information: www.foxsportsnorth.com

— FOX SPORTS NORTH —

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Twins 5, Indians 4

September 16, 2009

Joe Nathan made it interesting in the ninth, but the Twins managed to pull within 4 1/2 games of the Tigers with 18 left to play, including seven against Detroit. Here’s the link to my game story…

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=290915109

Astros 4, Twins 1

June 22, 2009

It had been several weeks since I wrote anything for AP, but I finally got back in the rotation on Sunday. Things went pretty well, unless you’re a member of the Minnesota Twins. Two hits in nine innings isn’t going to cut it.

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=290621109

Twins 9, Angels 2

April 20, 2009

Many people never realize how much they rely on technology until it betrays them in a critical situation. Never was that more evident than Saturday night in the Metrodome pressbox when after seven innings my internet simply stopped working. When you need to write and send a game story, this is a problem. Although everything ultimately was completed, several minor errors resulted in the catastrophe, including the misspelling of Kevin Jepsen’s name somewhere in the process that was never caught — as evidence by my game story. My apologies to the Jepsen family. In all, a night to forget for me, but not for Jason Kubel.

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=290418109

Royals 4, Twins 2

September 29, 2008

This is a couple of days late, so obviously we know now that the White Sox play in Detroit on Monday afternoon and need a win to force a one-game playoff with the Twins on Tuesday. Should be exciting!

 

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=mlb-game-centre&mid=5926

Royals 8, Twins 1

September 27, 2008

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire used the exact word I would have used to describe Friday’s game in general when he spoke of Francisco Liriano’s performance — clunker.

The Indians can only do the Minnesota so many favors…

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=mlb-game-centre&mid=5917

Twins 3, White Sox 2

September 25, 2008

The White Sox bats were once again asleep on Wednesday night, letting Nick Blackburn off the hook and helping inflate the shattered ego of Minnesota’s bullpen headed into the third straight game that the Twins can call their biggest of the season.

The two victories the last two nights were huge, but Minnesota still becomes a desperate baseball team with a loss tonight.

 

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=mlb-game-centre&mid=5907

Twins 9, White Sox 3

September 24, 2008

I didn’t look, but Matt Guerrier’s ERA may have gone down after only allowing a two-run homer in his one inning of work last night.

 

The Twins certainly know how to keep things interesting. Despite a simply awful month of baseball, they are now 1 1/2 games out of first place. Crazy.

 

Kubel got to 20 home runs last night, but my copy got edited in Morneau’s quote to say 19. Not sure what happened there, but I’m not taking credit for that one.

 

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=mlb-game-centre&mid=5900

Twins 7, Royals 1

September 11, 2008

Its hard to believe that a team that just won back-to-back games for the first time since winning four straight from August 19-21 is just a game out of first place, but sure enough…

Kevin Slowey was awesome again, although he pretty much just toys with the Royals (3-0 in three starts against them this year, with an ERA less than 2.00).

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=mlb-game-centre&mid=5817

Oakland 3, Minnesota 2

August 19, 2008

Nothing like falling out of first place because you let the team with the worst record in baseball since the All-Star break come into your home ballpark and win despite losing its starting pitcher to injury in the third inning and replacing him with a guy who has been in Triple-A since mid-April. 

Joe Mauer played well, but its looking more and more like the Twins might actually need help from someone besides Mauer to keep the magic going.

 

http://www.scoresandodds.com/recap_20080818ALMINNESOTA0.html