Tuesday, March 07, 2006

my man, Kirby.


man. Kirby Puckett, gone. really gone.

i guess Kirby was kinda like the Elvis of baseball in a way, no?

i have no idea what he was into since he retired. i knew and i guess tried to ignore all the stuff about wife beating and harrassing chicks in bars.

whatever. if i loved baseball and was as good at as he and got beamed in the eye and had to retire prematurely because of it i probably would do worse..


i loved the Twins back in the day. i saw both the '87 and '91 victories with my Dad and brothers. hundreds of games with friends. my cousin was a batboy for them in the 80's and knew him well.
he kicked so much ass hitting and fielding you really felt you were getting a show whenever you watched him and the team.


plus how cool was it that he never left town even though he got barrels of offers?!
i remember patting him on the head during the '87 victory parade downtown. i was in 8th grade and we got out of class for it.

there was miles of confetti everywhere. all the players wore fur coats because Ribnick flipped the bill.


Kirby was wearing one of those red baron type leather hats. he was all smiles and loving it!
i have nothing but awesome memories of that lil dude!

4 Comments:

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You must know that all the good fortune in your life came from touching Kirby's head in 8th grade.

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Blogger Danny Scott said...

absolutely!

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