March 06, 2006

More Sad Kirby News

I really wasn't prepared for this today:

Puckett fighting for his life
The former Twins superstar outfielder underwent surgery after he suffered a stroke in his Arizona home.

FORT MYERS, FLA. - Kirby Puckett, a Baseball Hall of Famer and the driving force behind the Twins' two World Series titles, was fighting for his life after suffering a stroke Sunday morning at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Puckett was first rushed to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn where he underwent surgery for most of the afternoon, according to Twins President Dave St. Peter. Puckett was transferred after the surgery to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, St. Peter said.

Even leaving aside what's transpired in Kirby's life since he retired from baseball, I couldn't be more upset about this. Let's hope Kirby can recover, and soon.

Sunday afternoon Becca and I were at her parents' house going through old boxes, and we found the roster for a Jewish convention we'd both gone to back in college, before we knew each other. Next to my name on the roster was my e-mail address at the time:

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 6, 2006 12:45 AM

He's gone. Died today. Sad ending to a sad ending. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: J. Lichty at March 6, 2006 11:24 PM
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