Edition 20 “Honest Abe Mauer”

Last night the Twins were defeated by the Tigers 6 to 5 and nearly eliminated from playoff contention.  Today they stayed alive in the playoff race with a victory over the team they are chasing.  Now the Twins are still breathing but barely, down by 2 games with 3 left.

The big news of last night had to do with a Youtube posting from a  fan at the stadium.  Ironically, this fan turns out to be from Minnesota, yet he thought it was funny to make Mauer, who is thought of as a king in the Twin Cities look bad.  There comes a point in my eyes where people need to grow up.  Anyone who has watched Mauer over the years knows that he consistently fidgets with his helmet.

Mauer is a guy who more should try to emulate.  He does it all.  He plays a great defensive catcher, and hits the ball better than any catcher of all time, and yes that includes Mike Piazza in his hey day, and he stays out of trouble off the field.  If Mauer stays consistent and avoids the injury bug, he may be one of those on the ballot going to Cooperstown in 15 years.

It just makes me sick sometimes the extremes that people can go to make those that they envy look bad.  Though this is not making Mauer look too bad in that he has a great reputation, it still stings a little and is unnecessary and unwarranted press.  The Twins are 2 games out with 3 games left!  The attention should be on the AL Central race and not on some dumb amateur Youtube video of a guy who wishes he was the Twins catcher.

Joe, my message to you is to shrug this off and go finish the year with a sweep of the Royals.  It is the only shot you have at the playoffs.  Meanwhile enjoy your 367 batting average, 28 homeruns, and 95 RBIs.  Considering the injuries you had, I think you have had a pretty alright year.

Stay tuned for Edition 21 coming soon.


7 responses to “Edition 20 “Honest Abe Mauer”

  1. Thanks for keeping me updated! I feel that once school starts, I start to ignore baseball and focus on football.

  2. Mauer is godly. I did not see the video but I’m sure it was not worth my time. Major league baseball players and any professional athlete for that matter (besides the attention-happy basketball players of course) do unbelievable things. Mauer is taking to the next level. Baseball players are fidgety, superstitious, and OCD. Who cares what Mauer does because he is obviously doing something that works and works well. He will be one of the greatest hitting catchers of all time and its hard to not love watching him play

  3. No problem Jay..baseball gets exciting at this time of year so stay tuned for all that is the month of October..Deez you are right my man..baseball players can be a bit goofy and Mauer is really taking the catcher position to the next level like Piazza and Ivan Rodriquez did in the 90s..he stands alone as the best at his craft..

  4. fun fact… mauer was one of the best college football recruits in this history of the state of Minnesota as a QB. some people say that he has one of the best recruiting videos of all time

  5. Mr. Gedert..I was completely unaware of that fact but it is not so surprising in watching his amazing athletic ability on the diamond..

  6. Gooch From The Bronx

    You guys all talk about Mauer like he is already the greatest of all time. He is great but before he is named greatest of all time have you forgotten, Bill Dickey, Josh Gibson, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Thurman Munson and Bill Freehan to name a few.
    Mauer needs many productive years to be regarded as great as these guys.

  7. Gooch from the Bronx..I completely agree with your sentiment..As I stated in the blog, if he stays consistent with his production over many more years he will be punching a ticket to Cooperstown..if he keeps up the production that he has had consistently for 8 to 10 more years, I will have to consider him to be possibly a top 2 catcher of all time..

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