It's no secret that Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer are close friends. Both players share the same initials (doesn't that make you best friends automatically?!) and the same adoration from millions of fans (especially women across the Midwest...and beyond!).
Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau shared a St. Paul townhome for many years, as we've covered before on this blog. Through interviews and pictures, it's clear they balanced each other out--Justin Morneau was more laid back and messy, Joe Mauer a bit more reserved and tidy. Apparently Justin Morneau would really have to persuade Joe Mauer to go out with friends after games and socialize. And both were injured frequently in past seasons, missing big streaks of games, much to the disappointment of Minnesota Twins baseball fans.