03-06-2006, 07:27 AM
While he had some tarnish on him, noone deserves a stroke at 44. He was very popular with the fans in HornHead/Twinkie land. Sounds like he got hit hard....
03-06-2006, 09:06 AM
Tony Oliva - he could hit the baseball
Another former Twins great, Tony Oliva, a special instructor during spring training, said he has been worried about Puckett's weight.
"The last few times I saw him, he kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger," Oliva said. "And we worried about him. I saw him about five months ago. He always tries to invite me. He says, `Come to Arizona, and we'll play some golf.'"