|Ron Gardenhire and Brian Dozier sign autographs|
Monday evening at the Kato Ballroom. (Photo by John Cross)
Day One of the Caravan ended in Mankato. As usual, I was trapped in the office and couldn't go; Jim Rueda, the Free Press sports editor, handled the coverage.
The Caravan is rooted, of course, in promoting ticket sales and interest in the team. I would think that's a bit tougher this winter than it has been in a while. After almost a decade as the top team in the AL Central, the Twins have lost 195 games the past two seasons, and expecting a rapid turnaround seems unrealistic.
So the organization is trying to peddle hope while avoiding promises it can't keep.