Tuesday, March 07, 2006

RIP, Kirby

My coworker Nicole is wearing these excellent shoes in honor of recently deceased baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, late of the Minnesota Twins.

I’ve only seen one live Twins game in my life, and I don’t know if Puckett was playing that day or not. My only specific memory of him dates back to the 1980s. When Sister-san was in junior high, a friend of hers became very ill and spent some time at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Puckett visited while she was there, and the girl was delighted to have met him. So that’s how I remember Kirby Puckett: as a man who made a sick child happy.


  • How interesting that you would have that memory of Kirby Puckett - I was just telling Chef Jeff this story last night because it is my only specific memory of Puckett, too.

    By Anonymous Sister-san, at 9:43 AM  

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