Six degrees of separation: Joe Mauer

I, along with 95% of the female population in Minnesota, am in love with Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins. He is gorgeous, knows how to work sideburns, is from the Midwest and plays professional baseball. It just really doesn’t get better than that.

I attended St. Cloud State University for two years which could have been considered a waste of time if it wasn’t for meeting JOE MAUER’S FIRST COUSIN. Yup, you heard that right. It’s a funny story how I found out that this nice boy in my Intro to Mass Comm class was indeed related to the love of my life. In true Margo fashion, I found it out in an embarrassing way with my big mouth.

Allow me to take you back to the fall of 2009… I gave my notes to said kid in my class. He was appreciative of it but it wasn’t a big deal. We were sitting across the room from each other in a classroom of about 100 students. The Twins were playing that day and being the good student that he is, this guy was watching the game on his laptop. Me, being the good student I am, was just texting this kid to find out how the Twins were doing and doodling in my notebook. He thanked me again for letting him borrow his notes and I replied something like “well maybe if you’re lucky I will get you an autograph from my boyfriend Joe Mauer.” Seemed like a perfectly normal thing to say because a lot of girls seem to think that Joe Mauer is their boyfriend. He texted me back and told me he already had one. I was quite impressed and asked him how he managed to score that. “He’s my cousin lol.”- the exact text I received.

I tried not to faint and at first thought this guy was just BS’ing me. After some quick fact checking and photo sharing on his part, it was confirmed to me that he was indeed Joe Mauer’s cousin. My friend’s mom and Joe Mauer’s mom are sisters. I did my best to play it cool when all I really wanted to ask was if I could pretend to be his girlfriend for the next family reunion. That wouldn’t have been too much, right?

Joe Mauer and I are pretty much best friends.

Joe Mauer and I are pretty much best friends.

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