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.
It's hard to get members of the major sports teams in any town in the same room at the same time, but FSN has pulled it off in the Twin Cities with a three-part show this week called, ``Unscripted"
The Minnesota sports scene will be represented, with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, Wild head coach Todd Richards, Wolves head coach Kurt Rambis and Gophers men's hoops coach Tubby Smith gathering at Target Field for a lengthy roundtable-like discussion with FSN's Anthony LaPanta.
The first episode airs at 9:15 tonight.
The men discuss why they got into their profession, their management style, building team unity, dealing with criticism and the effects their profession has on their families and their abilities to good fathers. The session was so productive that FSN will show it in three parts this week.
From the press release:
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