Monday, March 06, 2006
If you haven't heard, he had a stroke over the weekend. He was one of my favorite players of all time in any sport, maybe even the favorite. I was there at his last game when a (Dennis Martinez?) fastball hit him in the eye, shattering his face. I watched in horror as he jogged off the field after fifteen minutes, a bloody towel hiding his shattered mug. And I was at one of his last spring training games. His career has been unfortunately a bit tarnished by some behind the scenes things that have come out lately, but in my book, no Minnesota sports figure has ever been more beloved than Kirby Puckett. My prayers are with him and his family.
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