Minneapolis Miller’s baseball team players (Ted Williams is the second player from the left) hanging out in the clubhouse before a game. (1938) via Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Twins Prospects Learn English by Singing Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey via TwinCities.Com
The Master - At his peak, Joe Mauer is ignoring his critics and enjoying these sweet years
Joe Mauer is one of America’s last remaining geographical oddities — the Midwestern stoic. He encompasses what an entire state believes to be its best attributes: humility, loyalty, self-deprecation, drive and conscientiousness. And yes, more than a fair measure of blandness. “You’ll find that I’m really boring,” Mauer said in mid-June. “I’m not as cool as I’m supposed to be.” He is the Midwestern ideal sprung to life, as reliable as summer corn, with an image as square as his sideburns. His locker, home or away, looks like the hotel closet of a businessman on an overnight stay: shirt, pants and shoes. Other guys have family photos, food, books, even women’s thongs strung across the backs of their chairs, but Mauer has nothing remotely personal.
He is so tied to Minnesota and its monochromatic idiosyncrasies that the distinction between Minneapolis and St. Paul is a cultural gulf for him. When Joe made the big leagues as a 20-year-old in 2004 and enlisted a friend to help him find a place to live, Joe’s father, Jake, asked, “Where are you looking?”
“St. Paul,” Joe responded. “And a few places in Minneapolis.”
Jake Mauer got quiet.
“Remember, you’re a St. Paul boy,” he said in a fatherly tone.
Joe chose St. Paul, the less glamorous, remember-where-you-came-from city. Locals say you date Minneapolis but marry St. Paul.
“My dad was joking,” Joe says. “Well, maybe half-joking.”
“Not a bad view from the 3rd base photo well in the sixth inning tonight.” by bracehemi
Don’t Call Them Twinkies - The Baseball ProjectPlayed 190 times.
Minnesota Twins Baseball Print by Amy Nelson
The 2012 season starts today against Baltimore!
And yeah, we didn’t win the 1965 World Series, still a great looking print.
Cub Foods in Crystal also has this Twins pop display on the wall opposite of this one.
Cub Foods in Crystal has a pretty sweet pop display.
Yerroute the Meekrat by Kellee Vinge
Yerroute’s got spirit! Yes he do! Yerroute’s got spirit! How ‘bout YOU?!
Just in time for the 2012 season, Yerroute is here to be your Minnesota Twins baseball mascot! He will root for the home team, celebrate when they win and comfort you if they lose.
LET’S GO TWINKIES!