Mar 06 2006, 09:45 PM
As many may have heard Kirby Puckett has passed away. I grew up admiring the way he played the game. His career ended to early and now so did his life he was only 44. He died following surgery after suffering a stroke. RIP Kirby

Mar 06 2006, 10:25 PM
Truly a great person and a great player to watch. Growing up in Milwaukee and watching the battles that the Twins and the Brew Crew had was always a great time. With how money hungry athletes are these days I am blessed to have been able to watch players like Kirby whos heart was in it for the "Love of the Game" not that the paycheck didnt matter but you could see that he did love the game.


Mar 07 2006, 09:53 AM
Amen to that.

Truely an opponent you could respect. I can remember watching those brewer/twinkie games and watching him chug into second base after hitting one off the baggy.

RIP Kirby

Mar 07 2006, 11:00 AM
One of my fondest memories was at game 6 in 1991. The phrase, "and we'll see ya tomorrow night" still gives me goose bumps. RIP Puck...

Mar 07 2006, 01:20 PM
I remember watching some great games and highlights of him in my teens. I also remember trying to copy his style while playing wiffleball with my friends. His work ethic and love of the game is something that I will always remember and miss. Thanks for the memories and keep smiling Kirby!

Mar 07 2006, 05:02 PM
I don't follow Baseball like i did in the late 70's through the 90's. I will always cherish the ball you signed for me on that hot summer day when you and the Twins rocked the Rangers. Thanks for the memories Kirby!

Mar 07 2006, 11:09 PM
I have no love or hate for the Twinkies but KIRBY PUCKETT was a short, round, baseball STUD. He always looked kindof wierd like a bowling ball with legs and arms but he was a BAD MAN!

He had at least 4 or 5 more productive years left until that fastball clipped him in the eye.

Mar 08 2006, 02:08 PM
I used to love watching him come around third with his head down, wasn't the fastest, but **** he had some mass. It didn't matter who was blocking the plate...someone was getting served.