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11/13/18 12:28 A

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Did you watch the press conference today? I had to record it since I was working. I only watched the part before the questions from the media so far, but what I saw was just one class act for sure. I hope we will have somebody in the clubhouse that can fill his shoes in 2019!

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11/12/18 9:28 A

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I remember that commercial! It always got a chuckle out of me.

Love the kitty name! If I ever have a cat that wants to be named Joe or JoJo, I will absolutely steal the name!

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11/12/18 1:38 A

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Anna, I totally agree. And I think as time goes by, the haters will also start remembering him in a better light.

Pippa, what a cute story! If I ever get a cat (I'm more of a dog person) I'm going to steal that name.

Do you remember the "Explore Minnesota" campaign the state was doing a few years back? One of my favorite Joe memories was the commercial he appeared in for that. It was singing and different types of people would do a few lines. Joe stepped in and sang "Be sure to keep your glove near....there's simply more to love here." Worst singing voice ever -- but just like in baseball, he didn't give up but sang the song to his best ability.

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11/10/18 11:35 P

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I loved watching him play. Lots of fondness. One of my favorites isn't actually directly him, but a coworker of mine rescued a litter of kittens. When he was adopted by a client they took my suggestion and named him Joe Meower because he had extra toes and looked like a catchers mit. emoticon

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11/10/18 11:13 A

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So sad to see him retire. Some of my favorite memories are of him getting a hit when the count was 0-2. He never gave up.

I've never understood the Mauer haters. He has been a solid player throughout his career. Some of his struggles were directly related to injuries, you can't blame him for that. Seriouly, some of the current players out there would love to have a "bad" Joe Mauer year.

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11/10/18 12:47 A

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End of an era today with Joe's retirement announcement. Although it wasn't unexpected, especially with the special send-off he received at the end of this season, I was one who was hoping they'd somehow talk him into a one year extension on his contract, but it wasn't meant to be.

He was (is) a class act all the way and will be missed. What's your favorite memory of Joe?

I have so many...but the goosebumps I felt when he came out in his catcher's uniform one last time at the end of the season....I'll never forget that/

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