UPDATE: Kirby Puckett Passes On - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

UPDATE: Kirby Puckett Passes On

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby RugbyD » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:49 pm

ah nuts. :-/
TennCare rocks!!!!
RugbyD
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 5591
Joined: 7 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: punting small dogs and being surly

Tibute

Postby Ballwreckers » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:50 pm

Here is the link to the Twins web page. They have pictures and clips of him through his career.

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/NASApp/m ... uckett.jsp
Image
Ballwreckers
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 896
Joined: 7 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: New Jersey

Postby mweir145 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:53 pm

Terrible news, I didn't even know it was that serious.

R.I.P. Kirby. :,-(
25
mweir145
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 16784
(Past Year: 10)
Joined: 3 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto

Postby Jenkins » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:56 pm

One of the greatest from back when players actually stayed with a team for their whole career. Sad day for the MLB. At least he was alive when he was inducted into the Hall.
:~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~(
Image
Jenkins
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 812
Joined: 13 Jul 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Birmingham, AL

Postby Madison » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:01 am

Wow.....I remember watching him play. RIP Kirby. :,-(
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby foulballstrike3 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:06 am

This is easily one of the saddest days of my life. I was infatuated w/ Kirby as a kid, and he'll always be my favorite. He had such a negative light shed on him after his career was over. I witnessed so many kind acts on Kirby's behalf.

I was at a caravan once w/ Kirby, Hunter, and J. Jones. He was just ripping on those two guys. They were loving it, they were like deer in headlights. I can about imagine how impacted they are by this event. He always, and I mean always took time for fans. I was at the metrodome in the late 80's. He was walking along the wall signing autographs. I was just a kid, so my arm didn't quite reach out as much as the everyone elses. He walked right past me, I was devastated. He saw the look on my face, turned back, and signed my card.
foulballstrike3
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 457
Joined: 12 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Eutaw

Postby EugeneStyles » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:10 am

One of my favorite non-Cubs players of all time. He always stuck out along with Tony Gwynn as one of the greatest contact hitters of the era. And he always played the game right. It was definitely a shock to hear about his passing.

RIP Kirby.
EugeneStyles
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe Musketeer
Posts: 1750
Joined: 7 Apr 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in the hole

Postby Madison » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:12 am

Phatferd wrote:I think there is a thread on this in the leftovers forum, maybe we can merge them because I feel we will have a lot of people posting in these.


Good idea. Done. ;-D


Again, RIP Kirby. :,-(
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby Tread42 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:23 am

RIP Kirby.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Puckett family...
Regards,

Tread42
Tread42
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 279
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 11 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Evansville,IN

Postby logan » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:14 am

loved kirby. RIP
logan
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2810
Joined: 4 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: newark,delaware

PreviousNext

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: assiquate, qmsB5meu and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Jul. 29
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Angels at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Seattle at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
Milwaukee at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Philadelphia at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Arizona at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Toronto at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Colorado at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
NY Yankees at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Atlanta at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
St. Louis at San Diego
(10:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact