Life is too short:
Kirby Puckett didn’t need much time to make a big impact. Those who felt it, near and far, can only wish he had stayed around longer.
The bubbly Hall of Famer with the boyish enthusiasm for baseball, who led the Minnesota Twins to two World Series titles before his career was cut short by glaucoma, died Monday after a stroke. He was 45.
“He was revered throughout the country and will be remembered wherever the game is played,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “Kirby was taken from us much too soon – and too quickly.”
Indeed, Puckett was the second-youngest person to die having already been enshrined at Cooperstown, Hall of Fame spokesman Jeff Idelson said. Only Lou Gehrig, at 37, was younger.
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Speaking of life being short, I have lost over 30 lbs and am still dieting. I plan to start lifting again to start building the bigger muscle groups in addition to the cardio I have been doing.