Found December 20, 2011 on Sports Pickle:
PLAYERS: Joe Mauer
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
Ever receive a horrible and/or hilarious sports gift? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. I am a Twins fan and I asked for a Joe Mauer jersey a few years ago for Christmas. On Christmas morning...

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