Rochester Mayo grad Michael Restovich, who is currently playing outfield for the Class AAA Edmonton Trappers in the Minnesota Twins organization, is a member of the United States team which will play the international all-stars in the "Futures Game'' Sund

The game will be televised at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Around the tube

Tom Reid will serve as radio analyst for the Minnesota Wild starting next season, working alongside play-by-play announcer Bob Kurtz. Reid has worked as TV analyst for the past two seasons for the Wild.

The Reid and Kurtz team worked together from 1979-88 on TV for the Minnesota North Stars. A portion of the Wild games are carried on KROC-AM (1340).

All-Star Game in Milwaukee


The 73rd All-Star Game from Miller Park in Milwaukee will be televised at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Fox 47.

During the pre-game, Fox will air baseball's 30 greatest moments as voted on by a group of players, writers and broadcasters.

Some of the players who were involved in those 30 greatest moments will be in Milwaukee. Fans will then be allowed to vote, and will narrow the list to 10 and the final tabulations will be unveiled before Game No. 4 of the World Series.

Joe Buck will be doing play-by-play on his fourth All-Star Game and analyst Tim McCarver will be working his 11th.

"Ask any sports fans to recall the greatest moments of an all-star game and they will all be from baseball,'' said Ed Goren, president and executive producer of Fox Sports. "For whatever reason, I don't know, but it tends to be more than just a game.''

Fox will use 23 cameras positioned throughout Miler Park with 10 replay machines and three with "super-slow'' capability. Managers Joe Torre of the American League and Bob Brenly of the National League are expected to be "miked'' throughout the game.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell of the Detroit Tigers, who is retiring this year, will join Buck and McCarver in the booth for a portion of the game. Harwell has worked as a baseball announcer for 50 years.

Paul Christian is a Post-Bulletin sports writer. He writes and weekly Friday column dealing with TV and radio sports and can be reached at


A variety of sources was used to compile this column.

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