Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Do Not Look Directly at the Joe Mauer

In light of his recent performances (4 for 5 on Monday, 5 for 5 on Tuesday) "Off The Baggie" thought we would take a little time today to sing sweet songs of praise about Joe Mauer and our beloved Twins. This despite the fact that early on this season the Twins dashed our hopeful spirits, leading us to sing most of our Twins related songs to the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

But, alas, the sun has shone on the gigantic hefty bag that inspired this very blog (which is a feat unto itself, considering said baggie is inside a dome) and the Twins have began a resurgence of sorts. Weilding their bats as though they were snow shovels in Duluth in January, players such as Justin Morneau, Jason Bartlett, and, yes, even Luis Castillo, have begun scoring runs, something that hasn't happened in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since, well, Hubert H. Humphrey was a relevant politician. And, despite a perceived Cardinals bias, the Twins have even been mentioned on Deadspin a few times lately.

And, to steal a line from Hugh Gallagher, "Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, Joe Mauer once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants.".

Okay, so maybe we made that last paragraph up...

However, in all seriousness, despite leading the league with a .389 average, Joe is still mired in 3rd place on the All-Star Ballot behind Jason Varitek (.250) and Pudge Rodriguez (.298). A fact not missed by BatGirl (Click on the cool picture of Chairman Mauer).

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At 4:18 PM, Blogger Johnny Cakes but not gay said...

WHAT! He's third in voting? What, Posada's not ahead of him too? What the hell?

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

If Joe Mauer isn't the starting Catcher for the AL this year. Everybody who didn't vote for him can go to H E L L

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Johnny Cakes but not gay said...

I'm completely impartial to the Twins, but Mauer should really be a bigger national story. Not only is he hitting .400 (which is fokking insane for a catcher of course) but I'd say he's doing a good job of catching Santana and this Liriano guy, if you believe a catcher impacts a pitcher.

In summary, he was a good draft pick. Better than Delmon Young, I'd say.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Sandro said...

Delmon Young was in a completely different draft, and he's a couple years younger so it's impossible to compare the two at this point. Plus, we know who could win in a bat throwing contest.

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