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UPDATE: Kirby Puckett Passes On

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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:19 am

RIP Puck... You will be missed. :,-(
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:28 am

:,-( Thanks Kirby!!!!

Kirby was one of the good guys who really exemplified what a professional athlete should be. One of the reasons I fell in love with baseball growing up.

Just one of those guys you couldn't help but love.
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Postby GreenFish » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:11 am

"I was told I would never make it because I'm too short. Well, I'm still too short, but I've got 10 All-Star games, two World Series championships, and I'm a very happy and contented guy. It doesn't matter what your height is, it's what's in your heart." - Kirby Puckett

"Don't take anything for granted, because tomorrow is not promised to any of us." - Kirby Puckett

It is a sad day for baseball. A man with a love of the game who gave it his all every day is gone. He will always have that big smile of his in my memories. RIP Kirby.
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Postby stomperrob » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:15 am

Jeez - he was so young. I was never a Twins fan but I loved watching him play. I used to laugh watching him running the bases, wondering how he could run so good with that big ol' fat butt of his - so sad to see someone like him go before his time. A sad day for baseball.
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Postby mtarail » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:29 am

RIP Kirby. :,-(

I don't know the off-the field story, and we probably will never know the whole story, but he was definitely a class act on the field.
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Postby DGroundhog » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:06 am

RIP Kirby.

Twins fans (and baseball fans) will always remember the joy you brought to the game, and your everlasting smile.

Kirby always found a way to have fun no matter what he did. He used to come to the track I worked at on occasion. Kirby would bet every horse in the race, just so he could always cash a ticket and say he had a bet on the winner.

He was a rare breed, and a Triple Crown winner as a person.

My prayers are with his family and friends.

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:18 am

Kirby will be missed. :,-(
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:21 pm

RIP. It's unfortunate that he passed so early, and my condolences go out to his family and friends, but the fact that he is still so beloved shows the hypocricy in sports. Apparently, if you play the game with a smile on your face, nothing else you do matters and you will still get a hero's welcome upon death.

Again...I'm sorry to see him go, but let's not confuse the player with the man.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:31 pm

One of my top 5 favorite players of all time....

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