WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published January 22, 2013, 02:16 PM

Twins' Winter Caravan stops in Grand Forks

Twins' Winter Caravan stops at Wild Hog in Grand Forks. Current and former members of the Minnesota Twins talked with fans.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

ONE OF BASEBALLS LONGEST OFF-SEASON TOURS MADE A STOP IN GRAND FORKS TODAY.

THE 53RD ANNUAL TWINS' WINTER CARAVAN WAS GREETED BY FANS AT WILD HOG BAR AND RESTAURANT.

AMONG THE CURRENT PLAYERS PAYING A VISIT WERE SCOTT DIAMOND AND GLEN PERKINS.

JOINING THEM WAS FORMER TWINS STAR TONY OLIVA AND TWINS PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN CORY PROVUS.

THE GROUP CHATTED ABOUT THE WEATHER AND THE OFF-SEASON BEFORE FIELDING QUESTIONS FROM THE CROWD.

TWINS PITCHER SCOTT DIAMOND SAID ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON, "FINISHING LAST IN THE AL CENTRAL IS NEVER SOMETHING WE WANT TO DO AND I DON'T THINK TWINS TERRITORY WANTS US TO DO THAT EITHER. I THINK WE'VE GONE OUT AND MADE SOME SOLID ACCUSATIONS FOR THE STARTING ROTATION WHICH I THINK WAS OUR BIGGEST NEED AND CONCERN OF LAST YEAR."

GLEN PERKINS, ANOTHER TWINS PITCHER ADDED, "HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GO A LITTLE BETTER FOR US, I THINK WE'RE AN IMPROVED TEAM. WE LOST A FEW GUYS BUT I THINK WE GAINED SOME GUYS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE LONG TERM I THINK TERRY'S(RYAN) GOT US ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND IT IS A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE ARE RELEVANT AGAIN."

Tags: