Up here in Minnesota, we have arguably the best baseball player in America in Joe Mauer. He’s a good kid, too.
True story. Some group had a special luncheon where the guest of honor was Joe Himself. All ten guests were excited to meet him. If Lindsay Lohan were in the hotel, they wouldn’t have noticed. But JOE MAUER. Grown men get wistful for days past by…baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Someone said, “He’s here!” So, they all grabbed their chairs, sat down and waited. No Joe. Joe? Finally, he walked in. He had stopped to block print “JOE MAUER” on the nametag. You know, just in case no one knew him.
So, ….Lebron. Singlehandedly, LJ made people love Cleveland more AFTER he left. Did you hear the guy who said, “We’re ok, Cleveland’s used to losing.” It is hard to pity an entire city, but that made me a bit sad.
In related news, Joe will play tonight in the ALL STAR game even though he is nursing a sore shoulder. He left his posse back home.