Players, fans saddened by Puckett's death

Updated: March 7, 2006, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the middle of a steadily growing memorial to Kirby Puckett, outside the Metrodome and right alongside a street named for the beloved Hall of Famer, one cardboard sign stood out.

"There IS crying in baseball," the message was written, in red ink, bannered over a couple old Puckett baseball cards taped to the corners.

All around the game, people who were close to the roly-poly outfielder who led the Minnesota Twins to two World Series titles -- and even those who only ...

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