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Kirby Puckett died!

Unread postby mswerb » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:35 pm

Sad to see see him go. :cry:
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Unread postby Guest » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:04 pm

A total class act
I am looking for a Puckett jersey as we speak
44 years old, sad as hell.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:10 pm

He was a great player and this is very sad, as 44 is too young...but "class act" isn't exactly a term that should be used to describe Kirby Puckett.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:02 am

It sure does describe him.
Did you know him?
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:06 am

Perhaps the most popular athlete ever to play in Minnesota, Puckett was a guest coach at Twins spring training camp in 1996, but hadn't worked for the team since 2002. He kept a low profile since being cleared of assault charges in 2003, when he was accused of groping a woman at a suburban Twin Cities restaurant.

"There was no player I enjoyed playing against more than Kirby. He brought such joy to the game. He elevated the play of everyone around him," Carlton Fisk said in a statement to the Hall.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:09 am

"He was one of my first idols as a kid growing up. He was the first professional athlete I ever met. Not only was he a great athlete, he did a lot of things for the city. People could touch him. He was visible, he was always around, doing things in the community like 'Make A Wish,' and the Boys' and Girls' Club. He was a great man." -- Los Angeles Lakers forward and Minnesota native Devean George.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:10 am

"It's tough to take. He was one of those guys. Man, he was a good human being. He had some faults, we knew that, but when all was said and done he would treat you as well as he would anyone else. No matter who you were." -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:34 am

Did YOU know him?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/news/2003/03/11/si_puckett/

Puckett’s ex-wife, Tonya, divorced him in December, barely a year after she told police that he threatened to kill her during a telephone conversation. Over the years, she told SI, Puckett had also tried to strangle her with an electrical cord, locked her in the basement and used a power saw to cut through a door after she had locked herself in a room. Once, she said, he even put a cocked gun to her head while she was holding their young daughter.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:38 am

Sure didnt know him
Was he ever sent to jail?
Did his wife come out and say it didnt happen?
A guy dies and you bring up things he was found innocent of.
Nice work.
You're a class act
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Unread postby yargs7 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:58 am

Whether or not the accusations are true, it's still a sad story. Kirby Puckett was a great, great baseball player, one of the best of his time. His life, like his career, ended too soon.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:12 pm

I said he was a great player.

I said it was sad that he died so young.

You said he was a "total class act." Maybe our respective definitions of that term differ?

By the way, he wasn't found innocent. He was found not guilty...big difference.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:19 pm

Right, because all of those stories came out only a few YEARS after they supposedly happened.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:50 pm

Not flaming, but I don't understand your post/point. Can you be a little more clear?
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Unread postby pup » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:11 pm

Gotta agree with Lebowski. Sexual assault, by attacking a chick in a bathromm. Almost got the Twins organization sued for sexual her-ass-ment. Smacked the girl he was having an affair with. "Pulled it out" and took a leak in the open parking lot of a mall in frint of a bunch of women. Some definite character issuse for Mr. Puckett.

He was a great player though. Clutch. Played the game the right way.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:38 pm

Pup,
All of those things that we all have done one time or another no?
I never said the guy was a saint.
He played the game the way it should be played and his teammates loved him.
Does Wayne Brady have to slap a hoe?
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:13 pm

Kirby Puckett was a great player. His career started, and then blossomed, when I first started watching baseball and then grew to love it. Sad to see anyone pass at such a young age.

He played the game right, was a great teammate, and was fun to watch.

I wouldn't use the words "class act" either though. Dude had a string of incidents that he may not have gotten charged with, but where theres smoke there's usually fire.

In the grand scheme of things, there's thousands of people that die every day that were classier than Kirby Puckett. We know him cause he played baseball, and was a great player we all saw from start to finish. Doesn't mean he was a great human being.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:52 pm

I never said he was a great person
I didnt know him.
You can be classy and still choke someone every once in awhile., can't you?
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:02 pm

Hard to be classy when you are pissing in public on a regular basis, fondling women in crowded restaraunts, and pointing loaded glocks at women holding babies.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:19 pm

Is all that true Dick?
You were there right?
You wouldnt have wanted him in your clubhouse?
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:27 pm

Those are three of many, many accusations and reports.

Many people that knew him said he couldn't adjust to life after baseball, and degenrated into a real low-life.

I'd take him in my clubhouse any day. Again, that doesn't make him a "class act", which was your statement.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:35 pm

You wouldnt have wanted him in your clubhouse?

And that is relevent because...?

I think we all agree he was a great baseball player.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:36 pm

Agreed
Rest in peace Kirby
You WILL be missed
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Unread postby pup » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:12 am

Pretty sure I have not done any of those.
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