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Published April 22, 2011, 03:40 PM

Twins Fans Create Birthday Tributes to Players

James Erickson and Zach Finney, two college friends, decided to make birthday videos for Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer

If you're a Minnesota Twins fan, you have may already have seen one or the other of two music videos created by a couple of Twins fans.

They call themselves the "Birthday Boys." James Erickson and Zach Finney, two college friends, decided to make birthday videos for Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer.

In March, they made their first video for Cuddyer's birthday in their basement.

Once their Cuddyer video took off, they were granted full access to Target Field the make Joe Mauer's birthday video introducing the "Mauer Shake."

Their videos have been seen on the Twins website, ESPN and YouTube.

So where did they get the ideas for their video?

"We work through the lyrics and we try to picture ourselves in these awkward situations and you've seen in some of them, I'm upside down on the couch. Just these weird situations that make people laugh," Finney said.

The two have more videos planned, one debuting in a few weeks.

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