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Gather round and watch an adorable home video of toddler Joe Mauer playing baseball

You know when you have a new friend over to your parents' house, and they insist on breaking out old yearbooks and photo albums? That's basically what Joe Mauer's life is like all the time, if you think of the Twins broadcast as his parents and us as his annoyingly inquisitive friends. By now, we even know what he looked like in high school:

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And now it's time to turn back the clock even further. During Monday's Twins-Athletics game, we got to watch some of the Mauer family's home videos, proving that even when he was just 2 years old, Joe was destined for baseball success:

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Good thing he cleaned up that slide, though.