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Updated: July 7th, 2014 8:36pm
Video: Joe Mauer is all aboard the #VoteMorneau train

Video: Joe Mauer is all aboard the #VoteMorneau train

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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7/7/2014
Sports Over Beers, episode 23. Dave St. Peter on the All-Star Game
Twins President Dave St. Peter joins the Sports Over Beers podcast to talk about this year's All-Star Game at Target Field. The best events of All-Star week, the concert at TCF Bank Stadium, the color run, the parade down Nicollet Mall, the Futures Game, the Home Run Derby and the rest of the party. Are there tickets available for any of the events for the week? Where can fans go to find tickets or seating for any of the All-Star events? How will the Twins and the city of Minneapolis benefit from hosting All-Star week at Target Field? Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki will be in the game, but several others with Twins ties will be involved, too. What upgrades have the Twins made to Target Field to make the All-Star Game as good as it can be? -- How were season ticket sales affected by the All-Star Game, and how will that change once the game is a thing of the past? What is St. Peter most looking forward to? (AllStarGame.com.) -- Also, from Mason's Barre in downtown Minneapolis, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore have a couple Shock Tops and chat about their expectations for the All-Star Game. What do you want to see in this year’s game and surrounding events (read: party)? Does Justin Morneau stand a chance to make it in the Final Vote? #VoteMorneau. Did Brian Dozier get robbed? How cool is it that Pat Neshek made it? Special thanks to Mason's Barre and Shock Top.
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Joe Mauer is on board with the camp trying to get his friend, Justin Morneau, selected to the All-Star Game. 

Morneau is one of five National Leaguers in the Final Vote portion of fan voting, which will decide the last roster N.L. spot for the game to be held at Target Field.

Roughly two and a half years ago, Morneau was at a career crossroads. Having dealt with concussion, wrist, neck, foot and knee injuries, the former American League MVP's future in baseball appeared uncertain. 

Now he's back on the brink of being an All-Star. That's a pretty cool story

Joe Mauer is all aboard the #VoteMorneau train. Are you?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
In this story: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau
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