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Latest Gardenhire report: He'll interview for Padres job

Whenever there;s a managing opening, or a perceived opening, the name of former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is likely to get mentioned. There was a report last month out of Detroit that had him replacing Brad Ausmus -- a report that turned out to be wholly off-base despite it's confident presentation.

"The search for the next manager of the Detroit Tigers is effectively over," the report began. Detroit decided to retain Ausmus a few weeks later.

Last week, Gardenhire was linked to the opening in Washington, where Matt Williams was fired after a disappointing season.

Now, the San Diego Union Tribune's Dennis Lin is reporting that Gardenhire -- replaced by the Twins after the 2014 season -- will interview for the Padres job.

Lin said the team's general manager, A.J. Preller, is seeking what he called an "authoritative voice" as its next manager.

He also wrote:

"We're betting on a person, we're betting on a guy we feel like can be a leader," Preller said, "someone who can bring more on the relationship and culture side, more on the day-to-day leadership. The clubhouse, the communication, I think that's going to be the biggest thing."

Given those requirements, Ron Gardenhire could be considered a logical candidate. According to sources, the former Minnesota Twins manager will interview for the Padres' opening.

You can read Lin's full report here.

Here's the Washington Post report from last week, which talks about Gardenhire, but spends most of its time on former Reds manager Dusty Baker.

Video: Watch the dominant Brooklyn Park Saints

When it came to eighth grade football in the Twin Cities metro area in 2011, no one could compare with Saints of the Brooklyn Park Athletic Association. They made a mockery of the North Suburban Youth Football League, cruising to a 12-0 record and winning the league championship with relative ease.

“We weren’t just beating teams, we were demolishing them,” said coach Johnny Fortune, who still coaches football in the Brooklyn Park Athletic Association and is an unpaid assistant at Park Center High School. “These were special kids.”

You can read Jim Paulsen's story about the team here.

This highlight video offers convincing evidence through the performances of several players who have gone on to start and star for their high school teams this fall at Park Center, Osseo, Champlin Park and Cooper.

Among those featured (numbers are those worn in the video):

#1 Ty’Shonan Brooks and #5 Amani Hooker, both now playing for Park Center. Hooker has committed to Iowa.

#2 Damario Armstrong, #9 Dazzon Easterling, #22 Prince Kruah, now with Osseo.

#7 Phillip Howard, now playing for Cooper and committed to the University of Minnesota.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

  • Timberwolves vs. Toronto (preseason)

    6pm on 830-AM

  • Indiana at Lynx

    7pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Wild at Phoenix

    9pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State


  • Minnesota Duluth at Gophers men's hockey

    7pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Wild at Los Angeles

    9:30pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State


  • Nebraska at Gophers football

    2:30pm on ESPN2, 100.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at Indy


  • Gophers men's hockey at Minnesota Duluth

    7pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Kansas City at Vikings

    12pm on Ch. 4, 100.3/1130

  • Timberwolves at Memphis (preseason)

    5pm on 830-AM

  • Wild at Anaheim

    7pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

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