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Joe Mauer Wins AL MVP

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Congratulations, Joe!

In a move that surprises nobody yet probably comes as a relief to non-Yankee fans, the right guy won the American League Most Valuable Player award today.

Mauer's season was quite possibly the best ever by a catcher, and it was downright sick no matter what position he would have played.  For a guy to miss the first month of the season and then to not just have the season he had, not just to come back and immediately make the impact he made, but for the guy to consistently be the offensive force he was game in and game out was astounding.  Even when Joe "slumped", he still found ways to get on base, and he found a way to keep himself on the field.

When I was growing up and somebody asked me to draw a baseball player, I'd draw Paul O'Neill.  Kids should now be drawing Joe Mauer.

There's nothing else to really say about it at this point, although I'm sure I'll find a lot more to say later on.  So for now, this is your celebration thead Joe Mauer.  If Bat-Girl were still around she would certainly be bestowing you the honor of Boyfriend of the Year.

Extreme hi-5's for everyone!


Joe Mauer

#7 / Catcher / Minnesota Twins

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Apr 19, 1983

 


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Joe Mauer 138 523 94 191 30 1 28 96 76 63 4 1 .365 .444 .587