Mo’ Mauer

I had a post on Bronx Banter earlier today, about my continuing indecision over whether or not to have a fantasy team this year. Yes, these huge life-altering decisions are always the hardest.

Meanwhile, I was glad to hear the news about Joe Mauer’s new Twins deal. I like Mauer, I like the Twins, and I like the absence of shrill wailing about how the Yankees have ruined baseball (the normal, quieter wailing about how the Yankees have ruined baseball suits me better). Besides, for all the speculation about the current AL MVP one day landing on the Yankees, I don’t think New York City is big enough to contain both David Wright and Joe Mauer. I worry that their clean-shaven, all-American, aw-shucks good-guy personas would cancel each other out, and turn them both in to druggy, whoring Commies. It’s better for everyone this way.



In other news, for any upstate NYers reading this, I’ll be heading to Glens Falls this Friday night for a reading/signing/discussion at the Red Fox bookstore. My dad will be there too. He’s quite a character, and it should be a fun evening – so if you’re in the area, come on by.

13 Responses to “Mo’ Mauer”

  1. Ray says:

    My niece’s baby (I refuse to use the word “grand-anything”) is being christened on Sunday in Connecticut, so this is massively tempting. Naturally, if I come to the Red Fox bookstore, I’ll need to rent the proper ride.

    And you’ve been duly reviewednow.

  2. Emma says:

    Thanks so much, Ray! What a great review – I appreciate it. It’d be great if you can make it Friday, though of course I understand if you can’t – I don’t know how far out of your way Glens Falls might be. Seems like a pretty cool town, though, from what little I’ve seen of it.

  3. Emma's Dad says:

    Well, I need a forum to defend and explain myself. Em refers to me on her site as “quite a character.” Ditto. In her book, she accuses me of taking her to see the Terminator 2 movie when she was in diapers. Not true. She was eight or nine. She also told me shortly after becoming a baseball fan that she wished Joe Torre was her father. Despite that, we survived a joint reading together. And we are doing it again May 8 at Northshire Books, Manchester, Vt.

  4. Ray says:

    Jon: Since I can’t figure out how to comment on the entry you just posted on your own blog, let me pass on the best and most loving wishes from the three humans and five assorted four-legged souls in this home. The four of you I met the other night seem kindred spirits in the best sense of that term:)

  5. Azira says:

    Yeah: not sure what his deal is. He reminds me of Joe Niekro for no paradticaduadlar reaadson. Rememadber him: he’s the guy that got thrwon out of the ’87 World Series game for scuffading balls with a naila0file. I’m also leery of Neshek — he’s too twitchy.

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