Thirsty for some more Justin Morneau in your life? Well, I have good news! The Twins and FSN announced today that the former Twin and 2006 MVP will be joining the team’s TV broadcast team as color analyst in 2018. The announcement doesn’t specify how many games Morneau will broadcast, but it’s most likely just a part-time fill-in gig for Bert Blyleven, who is expected to remain the primary color analyst. Dick Bremer, of course, will be coming back for his 35th year to do play-by-play.
Morneau has a little bit of broadcast experience, as he joined the FSN pre-game show for a couple games last season.
Fittingly, Justin will also be on the Wild broadcast tonight during the first intermission to talk about his new role.
Morneau announced his official retirement from baseball last month, and also joined the Twins front office as a special assistant. His path now mirrors that of Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins, who joined the Twins as special assistants and part-time broadcasters before the 2017 season. Both Hunter and Hawkins will be returning to their broadcasting roles in 2018, along with Jack Morris and Roy Smalley.
While former Twin Michael Cuddyer did join the Twins front office as a special assistant at the same time as Hunter and Hawkins, he declined joining the FSN broadcast team. I remember hearing somewhere that he didn’t feel he had adequate time.
Which Twins TV color analyst are you most excited to listen to in 2018?
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