La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Twins fans can watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels on television

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: June 7, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Here's your chance to see Twins top draft pick Byron Buxton and the rest of the high-flying Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels.

FoxSports North will televise the Cedar Rapids-Kane County game on Monday LIVE at noon. Anthony Lapanta and Roy Smalley will anchor the telecast from the FOX Sports North studio in Minneapolis, while Marney Gellner reports from Cedar Rapids.

Twins president Dave St. Peter and special assistant Paul Molitor will join-in during the broadcast.

Cedar Rapids is 37-20 and in first place in the Western Division of the Midwest League. Buxton, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, headlines a roster that includes other top prospects like infielder Jorge Polanco, outfielder Adam Brett Walker, righthander Jose Berrios and lefthander Mason Melotakis.


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