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Best Minnesota Twins Addition

Corey Provus

At the retirement of radio mainstay John Gordon, the Twins looked to Milwaukee for his replacement. Brewers fans can tell you that Corey Provus, who's been working play-by-play with Hall of Famer Bob Uecker since 2009, calls a clean, clear game. Provus bridges the gap between old-school broadcasting and the modern stat-head, able to keep the dedicated Twins fan up to date with pitch counts and OPS, all while bringing the game to life. The fact that Provus admittedly doesn't have a signature home run call is a strong point in our book. ("If you try to be too cute, they sound corny," he admits.) The man has worked with both Uecker and the late Ron Santo and could bring Twins radio back to the golden era of Halsey Hall and Herb Carneal, while still being very much a 21st-century announcer.

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Best Coach (2011) Ron Gardenhire

Best Twins Player (2011) Joe Mauer

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BEST TWINS PLAYER (2010) Joe Mauer

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle & Fitness

Best Bike Trail Minnehaha Trail

Best Bowling Alley Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Best Boxer Caleb Truax

Best Coach Cheryl Reeve

Best College Athlete Nick Bjugstad

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Best Golfer Tom Lehman

Best Gym YWCA of Minneapolis

Best Heckler Michael "Sammy" Samuelson

Best Hike Superior Hiking Trail

Best Ice Skating The Depot Rink

Best Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Best Park Como Park

Best Personal Trainer Damien Rochon-Washington

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Best place to Run West River Parkway

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Best Pool Hall Shooters

Best Public Golf Course Willingers Golf Club

Best Race Big Gay Race

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Best Sledding College Park

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Glen Perkins

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