Video Vault: Joe Mauer, hair stylist

Joe Mauer takes part in a Head & Shoulders contest where he styled someone's hair. This is weirdly awkward and somewhat sweet at the same time. So, if Joe is your barber, and you're trying to create conversation, is it OK to say, "Hey, Joe, how come you never swing at the first pitch even though it's always a strike?" Just sayin...
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