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Minnesota Twins Announce Broadcast Team For 2011 Season

Good news for Twins fans, as John Gordon will indeed be returning for a 25th season behind the Twins' microphone in 2011, although his schedule will be scaled back quite a bit.

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Gordon will work 90 games in 2011, and his play-by-play partner Dan Gladden will be returning to the broadcast team as well. Jack Morris will also be returning to the booth for the Twins as a part-time analyst.

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As far as the 72 games that Gordon won't be announcing this year, the Twins are bringing back a couple of blasts from the past to split those duties in Ted Robinson and Bob Kurtz. Robinson spent six seasons in the Twins' announcer's booth, the 1984 season and from 1988 to 1992, on the television side. He is currently the lead announcer for NBC's coverage of both the French Open and Wimbledon tennis tournaments. Kurtz was on the Twins' television broadcast team from 1979 to 1985, and has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Minnesota Wild since the inception of the franchise.

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Good to see John Gordon back in the booth, even though we know he's not in the best of health. I can only assume he'll be covering most of the Twins' home schedule and making very few road trips in 2011.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.