Found January 24, 2013 on Hall of Very Good:
PLAYERS: Joe Mauer
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
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When it came to finding the skipper for their new Class-A affiliate, the Minnesota Twins looked no further than the brother of their superstar Joe Mauer.On Wednesday, the Cedar Rapids Kernals named the five-time All-Star's older brother their manager.“I’ve been ‘Joe Mauer’s brother’ a long time,” Jake Mauer told KCRG. “We’re very proud of what he has become, what kind of person he is. I don’t take offense to it.”Believe it or not, this is actually the seventh season the elder Mauer has been in the Twins system.  The 34-year-old has spent the last four seasons at high-A Fort Myers. His first two years as a manager also were in Fort Myers, but with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins.It's easy to poke fun at the fact that Jake's career in the dugout just happens to coincide with his younger brother's rise to prominence behind the plate, but being known as "Joe's brother" and working in the Twins organization is probably better than beng pigeon holed as "Billy's brother" and selling cars.“I used to sell cars,” he said. “I’ll jump in there every now and then still when they need help. But mostly I just help manage the sales floor.”Sure he does.
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