For birthday boy Mauer, there's no time like the present

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 19, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Twins catcher Joe Mauer, at 30, has a growing family and a dedication to his craft admired by his teammates.

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BallFourApr. 18, 1310:15 PM

Guy's been fun to watch. Killebrew. Oliva. Carew. Puckett. Mauer.

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gofurnuttApr. 19, 1312:26 AM

Too Bad He Essentially Took 2011 Off Not Being In Shape...

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lawtonj1Apr. 19, 1312:46 AM

Happy birthday Joe! Now have Bruno teach you how to shift your weight a bit from back to front when you swing... that's called power.

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duke71Apr. 19, 13 6:43 AM

Happy Birthday Joe!

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kindaliberalApr. 19, 13 7:30 AM

Everyone wishes Joe would hit for more power BUT, I for one am really glad we have him. He is a great player period. He would be Babe Ruth or Ted Williams if he hit for power.

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editor29Apr. 19, 13 7:46 AM

He's done OK, but he still hasn't found a cure for cancer. (A sarcastic nod to all the small-time nitpickers).

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johnnies9Apr. 19, 13 8:29 AM

It's been a pleasure to watch Joe play over the years. Hoping he stays healthy.

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samihoustonApr. 19, 13 9:00 AM

Happy Birthday Joe. You truly are blessed with a HOF career doing something you love, a beautiful wife, and an armful of babies due soon.

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jaytee1Apr. 19, 13 9:01 AM

Glad we have him and his age (30) and Morneau's (32) make it particularly difficult to understand why the Front Office didn't work harder to make this year's team competitive. The whole "bridge to 2015" argument totally ignores that they have superstars (add Willingham to the list) who are in their prime NOW.

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Jakein08Apr. 19, 1311:04 AM

Happy Birthday Joe. It is a privelage watching you play the game. It is amazing to see the negative comments on this site about a man who is the ALL TIME leading batting average catcher. (I am sure their lifetime achievements far outway Joe's thus they can criticize)

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