Daddy day care needed a little help. For all of the things Joe Mauer does well – hit a baseball, rap, befuddle faux video-game pitchmen – handling his infant twin girls by himself one day this offseason was proving a smidge hairy. Assistance came in the form of a familiar face.
Glen Perkins has two girls of his own, so he knows the muck and mire of young fatherhood, and once the twins calmed down, he and Mauer got to talking. About their past and present and especially their future with the Twins, capital T, the team they grew up loving and were drafted by and today play for and never plan on leaving.
And the chances of that – of two kids who grow up in the same area, graduate high school the same year, end up in their hometown organization, make the major leagues and don't play anywhere else – aren't just unlikely. They're unprecedented. What Mauer and Perkins talked about that day, being start-to-finish Twins by finishing what they started with a World Series ring, was the onusRead More »from Twins teammates Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins really are two of a kind