Today’s live chat: Another small step in an evolving craft

Posted on February 26th, 2009 – 9:45 AM
By Joe Christensen

In a new age for baseball coverage, things are changing by the minute. The TV airwaves are filled with baseball talk, and so is the Internet.

We’re working hard to stay ahead of the curve at This week, I went through a video training seminar.

(For those who’ve found it amusing watching my occasional appearances in front of the camera, wait until I get behind the camera. But I realize these are skills that can enhance our coverage.)

Today, I’ll be doing my first live chat at noon from our snowy headquarters in Minneapolis.

La Velle, Souhan and photographer Jerry Holt have been providing terrific content (stories, video and blogs) from Florida, where I’m headed Monday, for the rest of spring training.

Other programming notes

(*) The Star Tribune has a dedicated Twins page on Facebook, helping highlight our coverage. Join our growing list of fans by clicking here.

(*) As Twins players get cut from big league camp, many will be headed to Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.), where they’ll be filmed as part of a 13-episode reality series for PBS. Neat story about this by Jim Mandelaro in yesterday’s Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

(*) Also, as La Velle mentioned in today’s notebook, a 96-minute film about Delmon Young’s family called “We are Young: A Baseball Family” will be aired Monday on MLB Network.

We got to see the film during production last year, and it offers a fascinating look at the way Larry Young, a former Navy pilot and Top Gun, dedicated himself to raising sons Dmitri and Delmon into baseball players.

Anyway, if you’re in the mood to talk baseball — whether it’s Twins, other teams around the majors, or the changing way the game is covered — stop by at noon and send a question.

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