Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; National League third baseman David Wright (5) of the New York Mets jokes with American League catcher Joe Mauer (7) of the Minnesota Twins during the second inning during the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Mauer: Sixth Career All-Star Game, First Career Tweet

That. Just. Happened.

It’s kind of adorable, really. As a Minnesotan, I’ve been surrounded by Mauer’s awkwardness niceness for over a decade now, and it doesn’t get old. Sure, it’s always awkward. Every single time. But in a genuine, Minnesotan, good ol’ boy way. Trust me, right down to his Oscar-worthy acting, Mauer is a superstar.

Truth be told, Mauer would quite literally be the last person on the planet to use Twitter, except for his own manager, potentially.

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But that picture (courtesy of @Twins_morsecode)…just look at the sheer joy across Joe’s face. Really look at it. It’s genuine, isn’t it? If only the above tweet came with audio…now that would be gold.

Also, what will it take to get Mauer on Twitter with his own account? Sure, it’d be boring. Really, really boring. But intriguing, all the same. Enough of this hijacking of the @MLB account. Although I still like to imagine Mauer barging into this wonderful looking green room (with an orange, shag-looking throw rug?) and commandeering the computer from the media folk…

 

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