Kirby Puckett

Today Kirby Puckett passed away, a day after suffering a stroke at the age of 45.

I never met him but an autograph I pulled out of a pack of Leaf Signature series cards in 1996 has adorned my game room throughout the years. Pulling that card was a thrill for me.

Kirby’s career was cut short but he still made the Hall of Fame. The card was a short print and one of the more valuable cards in the set.

See the card as it still hangs in my game room.
Kirby Puckett Autograph

R.I.P. KIRBY

OC Register (Frank Mickadeit’s column)

My name is in the paper again. Fighting the fight against the L.A. name invading Orange County. In the local section of today’s Orange County Register, the following blurb is included in Frank Mickadeit’s column. 

On another L.A. name rant, Rob Rohm of Orange wrote in to register his surprise and disgust at something that I had not realized either, and which gives me a whole new major corporate entity to attack. The name of the concert venue formerly known as Irvine Meadows was not only changed to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater but to “Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Los Angeles.”