The emotional day at Target Field started with a surprise that Joe Mauer's wife, apparently, coorindated.
Joe jumps in.....to catch the last inning......one more time behind the plate. Even for a cynic like me, this is a pretty dang cool moment.
Also, evidence he's not playing again.........as if the gesture of him catching the final inning wasn't enough of an indicator......look at look on his face......that's the look of someone who isn't going to be back. And I'm going to miss him in that uniform, on that team.
The final handshake. I can't imagine how hard this all is. Ya know it's a sad day for him, but it's got to be scary too. Think about it, it's ALL he's known and ALL he's done for as long as he can even remember.