GIF of the Day: Joe Mauer did this last night

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I’m not really even sure how to describe this moment from last night’s Twins-Mariners game, other than to say keep an eye on Joe Mauer and the baseball:

(Thanks to Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing for the GIF.)

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.