Joe Mauer: The other TV ads

Disgruntled Twins fans rolled their eyes this week when the latest Joe Mauer Anytime Fitness TV ad came out, which portrayed the catcher as squeaky clean -- with no problems. The ad didn't focus on his 2011 woes (why would it?), but it's the latest in an impressive list of TV ads where Mauer has built his Minnesota Nice face to the nation.
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Crab all you want about Joe Mauer's terrible 2011 season and his big contract, but the fact of the matter is that he's a former MVP, a three-time batting champion and a four-time All-Star.

And despite all the slings and arrows thrown his way this year, he still seems like a nice guy -- a guy Twins fans love to love. Need proof? Click through these Mauer TV commercials from the past few years. After you watch them, ask yourself a simple question: "How can I turn my back on this guy?"

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