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 take on Twins at Hammond Stadium

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: February 27, 2014 - 8:53 AM

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Gardy's Team (formerly Molly's Team)

1. Byron Buxton, CF
2.James Beresford, 2B
3. Wilkin Ramirez, LF
4. Miguel Sano, 3B
5. Kennys Vargas, 1B
6. Brandon Waring, DH
7. Max Kepler, RF
8. Eric Freyer, C
9. Doug Bernier, SS

Pitching: Kevin Correia, RHP


1. Aaron Hicks, CF
2. Danny Santana, SS
3. Kurt Suzuki, C
4. Chris Parmelee, RF
5. Chris Colabello, 1B
6. Deibinson Romero, 3B
7. Jermaine, Mitchell, LF
8. Jorge Polanco, 2B
9. Chris Rahl, DH

Pitching: Phil Hughes, RHP


Home Plate: Nate Dammann

Second base: Mike Herman


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