FOX Sports North, Twins announce 2012 telecast schedule

FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Twins announced today a 150-game telecast schedule for the 2012 season. FOX Sports North will serve as the exclusive television home for the Minnesota Twins, televising nearly every game not scheduled for national network TV. 2012 marks the 24th season of Twins Baseball on the network.

FOX Sports North’s regular season coverage begins Friday, April 6 on the road against the Baltimore Orioles. The network will celebrate opening day at Target Field on Monday, April 9 for the match-up against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Other highlights on the 2012 schedule include 17 games against the Chicago White Sox, 15 games against the Detroit Tigers, six games against the Milwaukee Brewers, seven games against the New York Yankees and three games against the Chicago Cubs.

Veteran announcer Dick Bremer will continue to call the play-by-play in the broadcast booth. He will be joined by primary analyst, Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, and other analysts throughout the season including former Twins skipper Tom Kelly as well as former Twins players Roy Smalley and Ron Coomer. Twins Live presented by CenturyLink will air before and after Twins telecasts with Anthony LaPanta, Robby Incmikoski, Kevin Gorg and Marney Gellner reporting. FOX Sports North broadcasts also feature analysis from former Twins catcher Tim Laudner.

FOX Sports North will televise a total of five Minnesota Twins Spring Training games in 2012, beginning with a 6:00 p.m. telecast on FOX Sports North PLUS on Monday, March 5 against the Boston Red Sox.

All games are broadcast in high definition.

FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit www.foxsportsnorth.com.