Kirby Puckett’s Statue: Legit or Bronze Bust?

April 26, 2010
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TARGET FIELD — Since the unveiling of Kirby Puckett’s statue outside of Target Field, many Twins fans have questioned it’s aesthetic likeness to the late Twins fan favorite and MLB Hall of Famer. Talking with various Twins fans it seems many people are not pleased with the statue stating it doesn’t look much like Kirby at all, while others say it looks just fine.

The writers at TTBB have decided to create a poll asking Twins fans what they think of when they look at the new Puckett statue. Take a look at the possible poll answers and vote below so we can finally put this controversial debate to rest.

What do you think of when you look at Kirby’s statue?

1. “We’ll see ya tomorrow night” ?

2. Stay Puft Marshmellow Man?

3. A ‘Puck Pack’ ?

6. Al Newman?

7. It actually looks like the Kirby we want to remember?

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6 Responses to Kirby Puckett’s Statue: Legit or Bronze Bust?

  1. DJW on April 27, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I still think the Roundhouse Right gives it away…but it might be Al Newman??

  2. Sooze on April 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

    So that’s what happened to Dmitri Young.

  3. BWC on April 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Haha, good call, now I wish I had put that up there. Perhaps it’s Dmitri Young frozen in carbonite like Han Solo?

  4. JB_Iowa on April 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Do you think the reason this one bears little resemblance to the real thing may have anything to do with the fact that Kirby is deceased? Thought I read that Killebrew and Carew met with the sculptor. That’s the only reason I can find for this one being so bad.

  5. BWC on April 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    JB_Iowa, thanks for the comment. You raise a great question, I could see how actually meeting the subject may help the sculptor with the 3-D aspects.

  6. Richard Freeman on May 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    A generic black baseball player statue.
    I have seen more accurate bobble head renditions.

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