Yup, the guy who, when it's all said and done, might supplant Kirby Puckett or Harmon Killebrew as "Mr. Twin" is about to have twins of his own. And it does make sense though, right? Mauer was born in St. Paul, grew up a Twins fan and was drafted first overall by his hometown team in 2001.
"Obviously, we're both really excited and couldn't be happier," Mauer said on Wednesday. "Everything so far is good."
Oh, before you ask, no, the 2009 American League MVP will not be the first Twins player to father Twins. According to the boys over at Larry Brown Sports, Denny Hocking, who played with the Twins from 1993-2003, and his wife had twins while he was playing for the team.
No word as to whether or not Mauer and the Mrs. are expecting boys or girls (or one of each), but, well, I'm sure they'll be born with "great lookin' hair".