Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

The Forums

Game Thread: Twins v. Indians, 4/19/15 @ 1:10 PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:46 PM
Lineups for today's game:   Indians 1. CF Michael Bourn 2. 2B Jason Kipnis 3. LF Michael Brantley 4. 1B Carlos Santana 5. RF Brandon...
Full topic ›

Lurkers and rookies please post here

Questions About MinnCentric Today, 06:38 PM
I am opening this thread for the people who visit Twins Daily but have not yet posted on any of the forums. If you have not yet registere...
Full topic ›

New draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:33 PM
The other one was getting long - so maybe time for a new one?   In any event, Klaw tweetedthat Aiken might make his next start, alth...
Full topic ›

Video

Questions About MinnCentric Today, 06:00 PM
So I searched all over the help forums, and I am not sure why, but I don't find any of the icons to embed video that are mentioned in tho...
Full topic ›

2015 MLB Regular Season Thread

Other Baseball Today, 05:38 PM
I figured we needed a thread for all our in-season non-Twins related thoughts...   I'll start everyone's year off right with a littl...
Full topic ›
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

From MinnCentric



Joe Mauer Is Having Twins

For years, it's been clear that the Twins belong to Joe Mauer. It's nice to to get a little divine confirmation.

Attached Image: mntwins.JPG

Late last night news broke that Joe's Mauer's wife, Maddie, is pregnant with Twins. (Oops. I meant "twins." The capitalization has become a habit. Though I suppose it is possible that she could be pregnant with future Twins. Gotta love those Mauer genes.) According to Joe, everything so far is "so good." Yes, yes it is Joe. For all of us. Let the "extra-base power" jokesbegin!

Of course, Joe's not the one who gets to carry not one, but two human beings inside himself for the next couple of months. Maddie might want to approach the next eight months with the same attitude Denny Hocking did when his wife had twins. When someone pointed out to him that he was the first franchise player to have twins while playing for the Twins, he replied "At least I don't play for the Sixers."
[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

I'll be honest, this news has put a little hop in my step today. first, because it is the most Minnesotan story ever. For most of the rest of the nation, if the news broke that a ballplayer was going to "have" twins, they would have assumed they looked like this:

Attached Image: twins.JPG

Nope, not in Minnesota. We assume two overweight, overly-friendly guys, shaking hands over a river. (Maddie can be happy she isn't carrying THAT for the next eight months, too.)

I also love that the Twins franchise player is having twins. Three years ago, when I reviewed that $23 million per year contract that Joe got, I didn't think of this as a possible benefit. And if this news came down today and Mauer was a Yankee or a Red Sock, I'd be a little bummed. It would have been just one more log on the "We're Minnesotans and we can't have nice things" bonfire. I'm a little tired of watching that thing burn.

Instead, the more ethereal of us can talk ourselve into this being a positive omen. The Baby Jesus having twins? Our favorite Twin having twins just about the same time that the Twins are themselves being reborn? That's GOT to be good, right?

I can get a little carried away. Why not? It's spring. The time when a young man's mind wanders to love, and baseball, and babies.

And Twins. Er, twins. Oh, hell - TWINS.


  • Share:
  • submit to reddit
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

0 Comments