The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Kirby Puckett, RIP.

For me his name will always be associated with my gradual discovery of the game of baseball. My love at first sight in 1986 was followed by the discovery of a 1987 Twins team which had more grit than glamour, but whose names I can still remember today: Gaetti, Gagne, Lombardozzi, Gladden, Hrbek, Viola, Blyleven and Puckett.

One of baseball's good guys will be missed.