Joe Mauer, All-Star

Twins catcher Joe Mauer was the leading vote getter for next week’s All-Star Game. Mauer received more than 5 million votes from fans.

He’s the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, a three-time batting champion and, by all accounts, one heckuva great, modest millionaire superstar.

Is he the best player in baseball? Is he your favorite player? Favorite Twin of all time? Are you a baseball fan? Or are you awaiting smoke signals from Mississippi to see if a certain QB wants to don purple this fall?