[Author's note]: Please edit as you wish, Pris. I know you're a Twinkie man.
Kirby Puckett has passed away at the age of 45.
I am, of course, a St. Louis Cardinal fan. As such, I have no love for the Metrodome in any shape or form. But I just can't find it in myself to resent Kirby Puckett.
Kirby played baseball with a joy that I could understand. Kirby never let the business get in the way of the game. Even as he was an imperfect person, he played the game I love the way I love to see it played. Never any regret at all.
From Game Six to his graceful retirement, Kirby made baseball better. We'll miss him.