Joe Mauer's twins are adorable [PHOTOS]

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This morning, Joe Mauer's nine-month-old twins, Emily and Maren, made their public debut during a ceremony where their dad accepted his 2013 Silver Slugger award.

Unsurprisingly, they're cute. If the photo at the top of the post doesn't have you convinced, a couple more are below the jump.

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Target Field back on best ballparks list

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The ground may still be covered with snow, but baseball season is here, folks.
Eyebrows in Twins Territory were raised last year when our beloved and beautiful Target Field didn't crack TripAdvisor's list of the best ballparks in America.

But this year, the $545 million house that the Pohlads and Hennepin County built has been restored to its rightful place in the top 10.

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Gardy, Twins pull funny prank on Mike Pelfrey [VIDEO]

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If the baseball thing doesn't work out, it doesn't appear Pelfrey has a future as a motivational speaker.
The Twins aren't expected to be very good on the field this year, but hey, at least they've got good locker room chemistry!

Or so it appears judging by the way Gardy and a group of players, led by closer Glen Perkins, pranked starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

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Twins mascot TC Bear makes amazing catch with his mouth [GIF]

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At a spring training game this week, Twins mascot TC Bear made the most amazing catch we are likely to see this season, and we've got the GIF to prove it.

SEE ALSO: Twins ballboy makes ridiculous catch [VIDEO]

It happened after a ballboy tossed the ball into the stands along the third base line. TC casts his eyes to the sky, leans back, and watches the ball go into his maw, much to the amazement of the admiring fans.

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Twins announce "Sid Hartman Day" just in time for his birthday

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On May 18, the Twins will honor Minnesota's most iconic sports journalist with bobbleheads, commemorative coffee mugs, and a pregame ceremony.

RELATED: Sid's headline about Vikings' playoff chances is totally insane

"Sid Hartman Day" was announced by the organization this morning, just one day shy of Sid's 94th birthday.

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ACLU blasts Mpls Council for approving speech-limiting "Clean Zone" during All-Star Game

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Today, the Minneapolis City Council approved the MLB's request to create a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game.

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The city's decision to temporarily cede some regulatory power to the MLB didn't set well with the Minnesota ACLU, which characterized it as placing "our free speech rights... in the hands of a private corporation."

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1987 Twins World Series ring selling for $7,499

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A 1987 Twins World Series ring that goes on sale Friday at Pawn America will sell for $7,499.

Pawn America is vouching for the authenticity of the 10-carat ring -- a size 9.5 that includes 15 small diamonds to make up the Twins "M" logo. The name on the inside does not belong to a player, but rather a front office employee.

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Twins top prospect Alex Meyer is the substitute teacher students love during offseason

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Meyer (at right, obviously) is a former Indiana Mr. Baseball and was selected in the first round of the MLB draft in 2011.
Alex Meyer may be the Twins' top pitching prospect, but during the offseason, the 23-year-old millionaire works as a substitute teacher in his hometown of Greensburg, Indiana.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SPECTRUM: Bloomington sub teacher Laura Avery convicted of beating up, swearing at fifth-graders

Not only is Meyer in his third year of subbing, but according to an Indy Star report, students can't get enough of the 6-9 right-hander.

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Minnesota Twins okay with Republicans using their audio in attack ad

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D.C. Republicans are appealing to Minnesotans warm-and-fuzzy feelings about 1991 in an effort to oust Collin Peterson.
:::: UPDATE, 10:15 a.m. :::: The NRCC has pulled the ad.

The National Republican Congressional Committee recently debuted a controversial radio attack ad aimed at 7th District Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson. (Listen to it here.)

RELATED: DFL blasts Republicans for politicizing Minnesota Twins

The spot uses dramatic audio from the Twins' dramatic 1991 Game 7 triumph over the Atlanta Braves to make a case that Peterson has changed over the years.

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DFL blasts Republicans for politicizing Minnesota Twins

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Much to the DFL's chagrin, Republicans are trying to politicize this happy moment in Minnesota history.
As we told you about Friday, a new attack ad bought and paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee uses audio from the Minnesota Twins' World Series triumph in 1991 to attack Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.

THE BACKSTORY: Republican attack ad uses Minnesota Twins against Collin Peterson

We've reached out to the Twins organization in hopes of getting their response to the radio spot, but so far we haven't heard back. But in a statement released this morning, DFL Chair Ken Martin makes clear how he feels about Republicans trying to use the Twins to score political points.

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