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Former Teammates Take To Social Media To Honor/Thank Joe Mauer

When news came out that Joe Mauer was retiring and there would be a Monday morning press conference (11:00 central time), many took to social media to pay tribute to Joe Mauer's career. Fans weren't the only to do so, but several current and former teammates shared their well wishes for Mauer. Many simply retweeted the Twins tribute to Mauer.

Below you will find many of these tributes. If you have seen others, please share in the comments below.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily
Former Twins

Phil Hughes:


Frank Viola:


Michael Cuddyer on MLB Network:


AJ Achter


Glen Perkins:


Danny Valencia:


JC Romero:


Todd Van Steensel:


Luke Hughes:


Denard Span:


Drew Butera:


Ervin Santana:


Eduardo Nunez:


Johan Santana:


Brian Dozier:
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Ben Revere:
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Current Twins

Kyle Gibson:

Trevor May:


Matt Magill:


Tyler Duffey:


Dietrich Enns:


John Curtiss:


Jake Cave:


Tyler Austin:


Chase De Jong:


Trevor Hildenberger


Mitch Garver:


Stephen Gonsalves:


Zack Littell:


Taylor Rogers
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Byron Buxton
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Jorge Polanco:
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Jose Berrios:
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Future Twins

Tyler Wells:



Others

Ryan Dempster:


Sam Carlson:


Dick Bremer:
https://twitter.com/dbremer_pxp/status/1061057785142673410

Cory Provus:
https://twitter.com/CoryProvus/status/1061067009369260032

Adam Weber:
https://twitter.com/Adam_Weber8/status/1061058301717344256

Michael Young:
https://twitter.com/MikeyY626/status/1061054893144895490

Morgan Hawk:
https://twitter.com/Morgan_Hawk/status/1061330555533492224

Rocco Baldelli:
https://twitter.com/roccodbaldelli/status/1061666224797597696

Jamie Hersch:
https://twitter.com/...364850373337089

Dustin Morse:
https://twitter.com/...046939658137607

This list will continue to be updated as other online tributes are discovered. If you are aware of one, please include them in the comments below.

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Thanks.I will never get tired of seeing the high school picture of Glen and Joe.

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You'd think his swing would be a good candidate, but I wouldn't mind if this pose became the inevitable statue at Target Field.

 

Anyone else?

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Nov 12 2018 08:41 AM

 

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You'd think his swing would be a good candidate, but I wouldn't mind if this pose became the inevitable statue at Target Field.

 

Anyone else?

 

My avatar?

 

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All seriousness, there are a lot of statues around Target Field of the all-time greats swinging. Why not one of his batting stance that didn't change one bit from 2004-2018? Or in his catcher's position, for the kids to pose next to without being dwarfed?

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Perhaps this seems like a small thing, but I truly appreciate his ability to control his temper, never berating his teammates or opponents, and not once responding to a bad call or error or strikeout with less-than-holy language. That says so much about character. He's one of the good guys.

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Perhaps this seems like a small thing, but I truly appreciate his ability to control his temper, never berating his teammates or opponents, and not once responding to a bad call or error or strikeout with less-than-holy language. That says so much about character. He's one of the good guys.

 

A lot of fans wanted him to be something different than he was. If he would have tried, it wouldn't have been him. And he was incredibly competitive, but the ability to keep one's cool in tough situations kept him in games, and kept him calm during those clutch situations when he was so good. 

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Halsey Hall
Nov 12 2018 10:23 PM
When Joe first came to Ft Myers I was talking to him and told him "Don't ever change". He gave me a funny look, like he didn't understand, but he never did change.
    • Craig Arko, Oldgoat_MN and PseudoSABR like this

 

When Joe first came to Ft Myers I was talking to him and told him "Don't ever change". He gave me a funny look, like he didn't understand, but he never did change.

 

Was listening to 1500 this afternoon - they had a bunch of Mauer discussion (funny how his retirement came the same week as the Jimmy Butler trade -- could not have a bigger difference in exits or personality of the players).One of the interviews was with Glen Perkins and that is what amazed him - he said he did not change at all. He said people ask him what is he really like - and said exactly what you see. 

 

One of the interviewees - I think Roy Smalley - was asked if Joe should have been more vocal - maybe yelled more, and he said no, because it would not have been true to who he was.It never works when someone is faking something like that.

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Joe Who?

On a scale of 1-10, what do you think Joe Mauer's embarrassment level would have been if they'd done a farewell tour, like Mariano Rivera? 

 

10? 14? 22?

 

I'm also not betting against the idea that he's writing thank you notes to everybody he played with/against who paid tribute to him on social media. :D

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https://www.mlb.com/...uer/c-300524458

 

I'm sure most of y'all have seen this article on MLB, but just in case you haven't... it's a good read as to why Joe belongs in the HOF.

 

God speed and God Bless Joe. I for one will miss seeing you on the diamond.

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Although Joe was a unique talent, I do think the Twins will play better as a team now that his retirement is official. The last few years it seems like it was Joe Mauer and the rest of the team.


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