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Twins Caravan causes general soreness

Attending the Twins Caravan on Wednesday caused me to come down with a case of general soreness. About 170 fans turned out to see outfielders Ben Revere and Rene Tosoni, along with TV broadcaster Dick Bremer and Twins legend Tony Oliva. I think fans might have been as disappointed with the caravan as I was. The delegation was 15-20 minutes late arriving from Bemidji. Each caravan member talked for a few minutes, then a few questions were answered, and a few prizes were given out. No autographs. No season highlight video (it probably would have been quite short for the 2011 season). The caravan was back on its bus and on its way to St. Cloud about 45 minutes after arriving in Brainerd. I understand no autographs. I don't expect players to sign for that many fans when another stop was scheduled later that day in St. Cloud. And, I don't expect a 3-hour program. But fans deserve better than 45 hurried minutes of the Twins' time.