Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kirby Puckett died

Baseball Hall of famer Kirby Puckett, who led the Minnesota Twins to two World Series titles, died on Monday of complications from a stroke. He was one of the most beloved players in baseball history. Puckett, who was 44, underwent neurosurgery on Sunday march 5, after suffering a stroke at his home in Arizona and died on the hospital in Monday afternoon. His impact on the Twins organization, state of Minnesota and upper Midwest is significant and goes well beyond his role in helping the Twins win two World Championships. Puckett retired with two World Series rings and thanks partly to his warm, infectious personality and he was a first ballot hall of famer. He was tremendous teammates and will always be remembered for his never-ending hustle, infectious personalities, trademark smile and commitment. "I was told I would never make it because I'm too short," Puckett said at his 1996 retirement press conference. "Well, I'm still too short, but I've got 10 All-Star games, two World Series championships, and I'm a very happy and contented guy. It doesn't matter what your height is, it's what's in your heart. This was man with big heart and he could light up the world with his smile. Baseball will miss Kirby Puckett, he was one of the greatest and one of the most lovable athlete kind hearted baseball player.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Will power and determination are unbeatable!

It is proved that if a person has strong will power and determination to excel then nothing can stop that individual……… this statement is proved by the two stars of the National Basketball Association. It is very exciting to see that Steve Nash and Dwyane Wade popular players of the basketball achieved good record despite of the injuries. It is said that the injuries could not slow down the firm determination of these imminent players.

Phoenix and Miami kept rolling despite injuries to their All-Star guards on Monday night. Both teams have opened 8 1/2-game leads in their divisions - and if key injuries can't stop them, what can? Nash, the reigning NBA MVP, sprained his right ankle and left the game with 2:54 remaining in the third quarter and the Suns down by four points. Leandro Barbosa replaced him and helped Phoenix extend the NBA's longest current winning streak. His effort was awesome as he managed to hit some major shots coming down the stretch and hence controlled the situation. He really performed very well. If such players are included in the teams then nothing can stop success to follow them.

Monday, March 06, 2006

David Wells- likely to leave MLB after 2006 season

The famous player of the Major League Baseball, David Wells who currently is playing as a top pitcher with the Boston Red Sox team made a statement that he would be getting retired after the 2006 season. But to the excitement of the fans this famous player has now changed his mind and has rescinded his trade request. It was known that due to the knee surgery and lack of privacy this imminent star wanted to leave the game but now on Sunday he has made a statement that he has changed his mind and that he would like to play for one more year.

According to the sources, Wells underwent a knee surgery in the off-season and was feeling lack of privacy. All his fans and the team members are excited to hear the news that Wells has decided to stay back for some more time. Wells is a remarkable player who was once commented by Actuary Jon Ketzner who said Wells has "the best body in baseball." He is widely considered to have been joking - but Wells's longevity is nonetheless quite notable. Wells told the 25-year-old Beckett, traded from Florida in the offseason, that he would be working with an outstanding catcher, Jason Varitek.