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Continued: Jim Souhan: It's obvious this batting champ is no ordinary Joe

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 12, 2007 - 7:41 AM

Mauer arrived at the Metrodome at 1:30 and left at about 11:30, after doing a leg workout and icing his body. As a starting catcher, he has to spend time every day honing his swing, studying opposing hitters, talking with his pitchers, working out and icing.

"I want to be out there every day," he said. "Everything I do, I do so I can feel good the next day. Yeah, it's a long day, but I get to play baseball. That's a pretty good gig."

So the still-growing local hero wasn't being silly when he bunted -- he was being humble and shrewd. He can be forgiven for helping his team beat the Bronx Bombers with, of all things, a bunt.

But I'd still rather see him swing the bat.

Jim Souhan can be heard Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon on AM-1500 KSTP. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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Chicago WSox - WP: S. Carroll 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister 2
Atlanta - WP: M. Minor 11 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 6
NY Yankees - WP: S. Greene 3 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 0
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 10 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 2
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: V. Black 5
Boston - LP: J. Peavy 2 FINAL
Houston - WP: J. Fields 3
Minnesota - WP: K. Correia 9 FINAL
Colorado - LP: T. Matzek 3
Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 10
Detroit 2 Bottom 5th Inning
Kansas City 0
Washington 1 Bottom 4th Inning
Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 4 Top 5th Inning
Cincinnati 0
LA Angels 1 Top 4th Inning
Texas 2
San Diego - I. Kennedy 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - P. Maholm
Oakland - J. Chavez 9:10 PM
Seattle - H. Iwakuma
Colorado 1 2nd Half 35:00
Philadelphia 2
Houston 2 2nd Half 25:00
Toronto FC 3
Columbus 1 2nd Half 33:00
Red Bull New York 3
Chicago 1 2nd Half
New England 0
Sporting Kansas City 1 2nd Half
Montreal 1
Chivas USA 9:00 PM
Vancouver FC
Real Salt Lake 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 24 5:46
Toronto 12
Brt Columbia 8:30 PM
Saskatchewan
Edmonton 7/17/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 7/18/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Hamilton 7/18/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Montreal 7/19/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Atlanta 68 3rd Qtr 0:37
Indiana 58
Washington 21 1st Qtr 2:06
Tulsa 23

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