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Pat Borzi

Pat Borzi is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to the New York Times.

Joe Mauer’s perfect goodbye

In the top of the 9th inning, with no one on the field except the umpires, Mauer emerged from the Twins dugout in his old catching gear. Mauer had to be talked into this final gesture, which his father suggested to his wife about a month ago.

Joe Mauer