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Thanks Indeed, Gordo…

From my earliest years as a Twins fan, I remember listening to John Gordon on the radio and being captivated by that lively, exciting broadcasting style.  Put simply, he could make any game (a dramatic masterpiece or ten-run blowout) sound exciting over the airwaves.

Though I’m usually more inclined to watch the games on television, the greatest compliment I can give to Mr. Gordon is that I don’t feel like I’m missing all that much on the times I tune in.  He will be sorely missed, as was Herb Carneal by the older generation of Twins fans.

I’ll glad the team (with Plouffe’s walk-off single in the ninth) were able to give him one last chance to emote into the microphone like he has been doing for so long.

Notes:

-Now that the regular season (and Twins season, sadly) is over, I will be periodically blogging about “what went wrong” in the 2011 season.  Suffice it to say, it may just take me all winter to finish that series.  I will also keep the blogging community abreast of Twins player movements in the offseason and such topics.  The posts will likely be much less frequent, but I won’t be disappearing altogether!

Final Log: 63-99, 5th in AL Central, 32 GB Detroit Tigers

The New “Voice Of The Twins”

Gordo.jpgUntil he passed away a year or so ago, Herb Carneal was known as the “voice of the Twins”, as he had essentially (he might have missed one season) been with the Twins since they moved from Washington in 1961.  A week or so ago, it was announced that the Twins signed current radio broadcaster John Gordon to an extension, keeping him with the team at least through the 2010 season (the first in Target Field).

While older folks will also consider Carneal to be the greatest Twins broadcaster, I would have to give that nod to “Gordo”.  Not only does he have a “charismatic voice”, but he can also make any situation exciting (“down by nine, bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera on the mound…let’s get those rally caps on!).  I don’t miss too many televised Twins games during the season, but when I do I don’t feel as if I am being short-changed, and that, to me, is the sign of a great radio broadcaster.

Dan “Dazzle Man” Gladden will again be joining Gordon in the broadcast booth next season, while his replacements may include Jack Morris and Kris Atteberry.

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