Neshek Upset Over Joe Mauer’s Recent Signing

April 6, 2010

The Auto That Started It All

Tensions were high in the clubhouse Saturday morning over something that Twin’s pitcher Pat Neshek posted on his personal blog concerning the recent signing of Joe Mauer. Usually the relationship between pitcher and catcher is the most important on a baseball team, but after Neshek’s comments from last Thursday this one’s not looking too good. Neshek commented about the recent signing of Joe Mauer and posted this on his blog “I can’t believe that Joe signed right over his face on the near mint, 2002, Bowman Heritage #238 rookie card that I gave him to autograph last week? I mean he could had used all the room across his jersey, come on Joe?!” Neshek went on to write “I haven’t been this pissed since Kansas screwed up my bracket in my bracket challenge…now I’m probably going to have to give away my beloved signed Duke Snyder baseball to some kid who doesn’t even know who Duke Snyder is WTF?!?!” A picture of the card was posted on Neshek’s blog confirming the signing right over the face of Mauer. Joe Mauer, who usually is a man of few words, fired back in an interview with WCCO’s Mark Rosen where Mauer said “Pat needs to grow up. I didn’t like that picture so I signed over my face, get over it. When I was a sophomore in high school I didn’t like my yearbook photo either and my mom wouldn’t let me get retakes so I just signed over my face. None of my friends got mad back then and they were only 16?” To this reporter it sounds like this feud might not be solved anytime soon. I was able to contact manager Ron Gardenhire by phone for a very brief comment in which he said “I don’t have time for more of this nonsense! I think it’s dumb that he had him sign a card that already had a printed autograph on it, I’m sure my boys will work it out.” So I guess only time will tell, and with Neshek probably being the go-to guy in the bullpen I hope these guys can get it worked out.


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2 Responses to Neshek Upset Over Joe Mauer’s Recent Signing

  1. Mike on April 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

    If he’s got a Duke Snyder card, that must be a pretty awesome Duke Snider error card.

  2. bc on April 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm


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