Since the winter can be an especially tough time to drum up #hot #relatable #content, I decided to try something different. I asked every Twins player I could find in the dugout over the season’s final weekend the following question:
“What would you be doing for work if you weren’t a professional baseball player?”
So for each player, I’ll ask Twitter what they think, and every good-faith answer will be used.
Sound good? Good.
The player: Joseph Patrick Mauer
Honestly, probably playing professional football?
— Ellis Beck (@DouglasFir33) October 1, 2018
— Vince Tuss (@vtuss) October 1, 2018
Handing out programs at Canterbury like his grandpa used to?
— Proto Panda (@PandaPete21) October 1, 2018
Teacher/coach. I feel he has the patience and aptitude for both.
— Craig Hagen (@CHagen69) October 1, 2018
I feel like I remember him saying in an old interview he would've been a teacher
— Maxwell Law (@MLaw_18) October 1, 2018
Remake Mr. Roger's Neighborhood for channel 45?
I actually can see this happening…
— StainsOfConcern (@ChrisAntoncich) October 1, 2018
— James Rodgers (@jkrodgers) October 1, 2018
History teacher 👨🏫
— MNTwinpinions (@MNTwinpinions) October 1, 2018
— Josh Krueger (@87Twins91) October 1, 2018
A professional card player, based on his Panama hat/ cigar look. And probably one of those guys who takes everyone’s money with ease and a gives a friendly smile and a head nod on the way out the door.
— Tony T (@Tinger_3) October 5, 2018
He himself would give a much more modest answer though, such as working in an office somewhere
— jeremy brunn (@fcmlefty) October 5, 2018
— Jake Palmer (@MEJakePalmer3) October 5, 2018
Gym teacher at CDH
— Stuffyderma (@stuffyderma) October 6, 2018
Playing professional football.
— Paul Sombke (@p_sombke) October 6, 2018
— Coach Carl (@CoachBuchberger) October 6, 2018
Running a car dealership.
— Daniel Fox (@dkfox1985) October 1, 2018
Poker tour pro
— Yooper_IA (@Yooper_IA) October 6, 2018
Joe: *thinks for a second* “That’s a great question.”
Brandon: “You’ve been doing this a long time; maybe you haven’t really thought about it? You could be a quarterback, I guess?”
Joe: “Yeah. I was going to play some quarterback in college. I don’t know. That’s a great question. Been doing this a long time — like you said — maybe…I don’t know, to be honest. No idea.”
Joe: “Yeah. Sorry I don’t have a good answer for you right now.”