Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Joe Mauer at Cretin-Derham Hall

As a native Minnesotan, I enjoy supporting athletes who were born and raised in this great state of 10,000 lakes.  Joe Mauer is definitely a stand-out in his own right, and would probably have been just as admired by our Minnesota Twins fans even if he was from some other (less cool) state like, say, Utah.  Or Georgia.  Or Arkansas.

But since he is from Minnesota, I think our Minnesota Twins supporters appreciate his skills even more, and some of you out there have been following Joe Mauer since his early days at Cretin-Derham Hall where he competed in football, basketball, and fencing.  Juuuuust kidding, Joe Mauer fans!  We know the third sport was baseball....though it would be awesome if we had a picture of him in a white fencing suit to insert {here} just for this moment in time.

Here is Joe Mauer back in his high school glory:
All American kid.

Now Cretin-Derham Hall is a solid school with a good reputation.  Not to start any Twin Cities private school rivalries, but we all know it's no Saint Paul Academy or Mounds Park Academy.  But, hey, it works.  And Joe Mauer clearly had an accomplished athletic career and personal life (he is engaged to a fellow CDH alum--a post will be forthcoming on that development!).  Not sure how his academics went, but clearly that takes a backseat when your eyes are on the Minnesota Twins prize.

So there you have it: Joe Mauer, Cretin-Derham Hall's most famous alum!

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