-- Update at bottom --Joe Mauer's season-ending August concussion fueled speculation he might switch from catcher to first base in time for the 2014 season, during which he'll be 31 years old.SEE ALSO: Patrick Reusse blasted for calling Mauer "sissy," suggesting he should've played with concussion T ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Star Tribune columnist and 1500 ESPN radio host Patrick Reusse criticized Joe Mauer for regularly missing games due to injury, including all of them from August 19 onward this season following a concussion.SEE ALSO: Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN reporter, blasts "no accountability" blogg ... More >>
In light of the Justin Morneau saga, Joe Mauer's first public comments about the concussion he suffered during a game on August 19 make for depressing reading.SEE ALSO: Joe Mauer has twins: Top 10 tweets"What's scary about it is it's not like a turned ankle, where you give it a day or two and it's b ... More >>
Today, Twins superstar Joe Mauer's wife, Maddie, gave birth to twins. Ironic? Depends who you ask.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception" [TOP 10 TWEETS] In any event, as the news circulated, Twitter erupted with well-wishes and, of course, jokes. Below the jump we share 1 ... More >>
Well, what DO you know? Joe Mauer is keeping with tradition and T.I.'s "What You Know" remains the song we'll hear booming in Target Field when he walks to the plate in 2013.Today on Twitter, Dustin Morse who is Director of Baseball Communications and Player Relations for the Minnesota Twins confirm ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Mauer has resigned as Hill-Murray football coach, Paul Blume of Fox 9 reports.Original post from February 22 -- Mark Mauer, the Hill-Murray High School head football coach and a cousin of Joe Mauer, was arrested in Fridley this week for soliciting prostitution.SEE ALSO: Joe Mauer ha ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins' "It Gets Better" video delayed because of Dan Savage controversy, but still in works-- Minnesota Twins plan "It Gets Better" video shoot-- Target Field guard scolded lesbian Twins fans for kissingAfter being in the works for more than a year, the Twins finally released their "It G ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Rock bottom? Derek Lowe shuts out Twins, admits he basically threw one pitch all game-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Last night, news broke that (gasp!) the Twins had placed hometown hero Joe Mau ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins fan crafts Joe Mauer "jersey" out of bushy back hair-- Joe Mauer is 29th highest-paid athlete in world, according to Forbes-- Joe Mauer should dump T.I.'s "What You Know"Joe Mauer remains an undeniably productive player, ranking second in the American League in on-base percentage t ... More >>
Last week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit issued an "extraordinary plea" for help finding a boy investigators say is in a "dangerous situation."The boy appears in a video that was posted somewhere online. ICE released a couple of stills from the video ... More >>
Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed -- and judging by the attendance you haven't -- Joe Mauer is hurt again. As of today, he's hitting .314 and putting up a better year than the last, but it's still not enough for the Homer Hanky-less crowds at Target Field this season. People are getting impatient, b ... More >>
The 2012 Minnesota Twins are really frickin' awful. They're so bad that somewhere out there, Butch Huskey is watching film of last night's 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays and blushing.With an 8-23 record, the Twins winning percentage of .258 is almost .100 points lower than second-worst San Diego. ... More >>
The Twins open their 2012 campaign this afternoon in Baltimore. Coming off last year's injury-plagued last-place finish, there's less optimism about the team's chances this year than any season since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager in 2002.Only two years removed from an AL Central-winning campai ... More >>
Joe Mauer is out for the year with pneumonia.Joe Mauer's bad luck continues. Mauer is out for the rest of the season with pneumonia, bringing an early end to his worst season with the Twins. The team's on its way to its worst record in more than a decade, so Mauer's sitting out the last 23 games ... More >>
Imgur via RedditAt least someone appreciates Joe.After going 15-3 in June, easily the best record in the majors' in that time, our gimpy Twins have fallen back to earth in a big way, dropping the last five games, including a three game sweep at the hands of the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers. The ... More >>
Gardy has "no timetable" for Mauer's return.The Minnesota Twins' $184 million catcher with the bum knee wasn't really ready to return to big league play this season after all, his trainer says. So Joe Mauer's not coming off the disabled list, he's staying in rehab, and then he's going to ha ... More >>
Keith AllisonJoe Mauer's got more issues than just a bum knee. By now, you should know that the Twins' franchise player, Joe Mauer, is not yet recovered from his "bilateral leg weakness". Many folks have asked me, "what's up with Mauer's legs"? I don't honestly know, except to say that a 6 ... More >>
Down with Cuddyer, Up North.James Erickson and Zach Finney, UMD homies, produced an awesomely geeky birthday rap for Twins right fielder Michael Cuddyer a few weeks ago that went from viral video to ESPN. Cuddyer himself praised the video via Twitter, and pretty soon the Twins came asking fo ... More >>
Careful who you tease about their hair, Joe.Honestly, we were a little worried for Joe Mauer when we heard he was shooting a TV commercial for Head & Shoulders. Was the pride of St. Paul going to finally go Hollywood, and maybe mount a trusty steed like the Old Spice guy, and gallop through t ... More >>
Can you get dandruff on your sideburns?Maybe it's a sign of his polished professionalism that Twins catcher Joe Mauer doesn't just bust a gut when he utters inane statements like, "being a catcher, my hair takes a beating." Or maybe it's just a matter of respect for the whopping payday comi ... More >>
Jimmy Fallon hosts Joe Mauer.Jimmy Fallon, noted "Fever Pitch" Red Sox fan, got schooled last night by the Twins' Joe Mauer in a home run derby: He was on "Late Night" to demo the new "MLB 11 The Show" video game. Before they faced off in front of the cameras, Fallon sounded like a school k ... More >>
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Photo: Keith AlisonJoe Mauer has a lot to smile about.Last night in Chicago as his team was beating the White Sox 9-3, catcher Joe Mauer became only the 11th Minnesota Twin ever to reach a career-high 1,000 hits. Then he stroked in two more for good measure. It took him 827 games.
For the third year running, Mauer rebounds will swagger.
Would Joe best represent Minnesota at his cabin next week?
Photo by Keith AllisonJoe Mauer got his moment in the spotlight this week... in The Onion. The just-for-laughs publication featured our much-loved Twins catcher in their Strongside/Weakside regular sports feature. We'd have to say their evaluation wasn't enough to sway our undying love for his ... More >>
After a career-high 28 bombs last year, our reigning MVP boasts just 2 in 2010.
Let's find something that doesn't steal from the '60's Yankees.
But how long can the big train churn with spare parts?
We all know that the inner-Mauer just wants to lay down some beats. Here's what the $184 million man (and closet rapper) really wants to say to Reilly.
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
He's got his doubters, but Mark Rosen is sticking with his story.
WCCO says he is. ESPN baseball writer says he's not.
Major League baseball is getting rid of unhealthy foods in team clubhouses.
It was a season of surprises in 2009
True or not, this is sure to get in Detroit's head.
Our treasured backstop duels with the Tigers' Cabrera, and the Yanks' Teixeira & Jeter.
Our hometown boy is getting some love from a Sports Illustrated senior writer.
Walk softly. Carry a sweet stick. Keep the Red Sox away.
In the words of Shelly 'The Machine' Levene: "A child would know it."
Appreciating Joe Mauer's return in both a present day - and historical - context. The legend grows.
"Old Dog" is one of the oldest—but best—back-up catchers in the league
Local bards take on the home team in battle of sports comedy wit. Reader votes encouraged!