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RIP: Kirby Puckett
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euchomai
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Mar 6, 2006, 09:23 PM
 
Man, that is too bad. I loved him back in the day, he kinda fell apart towards the end though. Sad.

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Mar 6, 2006, 09:30 PM
 
Kirby was a heck of a ball player, so fun to watch. He had a joy for the game that few show at the "Show."

I remember him bouncing off the Hefty bag to make amazing catches, and of course hitting that home run in the Series.

I know he's struggled since retirement - that "groping" incident. Divorce. Etc. Plus he had glaucoma and blindness in one eye.

RIP Kirby. I'll remember you for the good stuff!
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Mar 6, 2006, 09:35 PM
 
Wow.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 09:52 PM
 
That's too bad. He really did love the game.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 10:08 PM
 
Great player playing a great game. R.I.P.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 10:11 PM
 
Only 44 years old! WOW!

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Mar 6, 2006, 10:11 PM
 
Even when he took out the Jays in '91, you still had to like him.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 10:11 PM
 
Rest in Peace. You will be missed.

old school kirby:
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Mar 6, 2006, 10:50 PM
 
Yeah, heard about him being in really bad shape this morning. Great ball player, will be missed.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:01 PM
 
Actually, it's being reported that he was really 45. There was some mention of his birth year being mis-reported.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:04 PM
 
He was one of the few things I liked about baseball. RIP.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:22 PM
 


Wow, that is too bad.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
Burrrrp.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:27 PM
 
My prayers go out to the family and friends of Kirby Puckett. May he rest in peace,

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Mar 6, 2006, 11:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
My prayers go out to the family and friends of Kirby Puckett. May he rest in peace,
He's frikken dead! Of course he's in peace.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
That is sad, and quite unexpected. I really enjoyed watching him play growing up.
     
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Mar 7, 2006, 01:36 AM
 
What a weird name, that Kirby Puckett. Seemed like a decent human being and a good player. He certainly knew how to stroke his bat.

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Mar 7, 2006, 12:04 PM
 
He will be missed. What a great ball player he was. May he play forever on the big baseball diamond in the sky.
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Mar 7, 2006, 03:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by typoon
He will be missed. What a great ball player he was. May he play forever on the big baseball diamond in the sky.
     
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Mar 7, 2006, 04:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed
"Devil, how do you expect to win? We have all the best players."
"God, how do you expect the Devil to lose? We have all the umpires."
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Mar 7, 2006, 04:43 PM
 
rip kirby.

     
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Mar 7, 2006, 05:17 PM
 
Touch 'em all Kirby Puckett!

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Mar 7, 2006, 10:54 PM
 
I love the Twins, Kirby was so great to watch, esp. in 1991 WS... "and we'll see you tomorrow night..."

RIP Kirby, we love you.
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