Kirby Puckett Suffers Stroke

I've gotta bring you some sad news to bring you this afternoon. The Minnesota Twins have announced that hall of fame centerfielder Kirby Puckett has suffered a stroke and is undergoing surgery in Arizona.

There's so much to like about Kirby. His stocky build, his powerful swing, his first name "Kirby," his last name "Puckett" that rhymes with so many great things, his willingness to escort women into men's rooms, and the fact that Chris Rock named him as one of the only two black people in Minnesota, along with Prince.

Best wishes to Kirby, his family, and the doctors working on him.

Twins release statement on Kirby Puckett [MLB.com]
Puckett acquitted of assault charges [Minnesota Public Radio]