Kirby Puckett was a baseballer for the Minnesota Twins. That's the team I support.
Seriously - I went to see them play at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome* once, and I haven't really ever been to that many live sporting events that I wasn't playing in myself.
And some people may recall I was once in a band called The Minnesota Triplets. (It was a four-piece.)
I support the Twins because Hüsker Dü formed in Minneapolis. (In NFL, I support the Minnesota Vikings for the same reason.)
Kirby played in the first World Series I ever watched all of. That's the series that inspired my song "Series MVP".
Kirby's dead at the age of 45.
* a three-H dome in a 3M town.