Retired Joe Mauer gets a new gig as Grand Marshal of St. Paul's Grand Day Parade

He'll be joined by his family on the Grand Marshal float.
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After announcing his retirement from Major League Baseball, Joe Mauer has found his next gig.

Ok, so admittedly it's only a one-day gig, but it's significant nonetheless as he'll be serving as the Grand Marshal for the King Boreas Grand Day Parade, one of the showpiece events of the St. Paul Winter Carnival.

The St. Paul native will be joined by wife Maddie and twin daughters Emily and Maren on the traditional Winter Carnival Grand Marshal float, which is complete with a hot air balloon basket, through the streets of St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The parade, which will include a variety of marching bands and floats, will make its way from the Smith High Bridge and along West Seventh Street before ending at Kellogg Mall Park between 2 and 4 p.m.

Mauer shared the news in typically understated fashion on the Winter Carnival Facebook page Monday morning with a short video.

The 133rd St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off on Jan. 24 and continues till Feb. 3.

You can find a full list of events for the carnival here, most of which are centered around Rice and Kellogg Mall parks in downtown St. Paul.

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