Cuddyer, Blyleven react to news about Killebrew

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 14, 2011 - 7:53 AM

Michael Cuddyer and Bert Blyleven on Killebrew's statement Friday

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19jack48May. 13, 11 6:34 PM

a negative comment is only junk at this time. BERT's comment is mentioned second in this article? is that negative?.

rickarMay. 13, 11 8:51 PM

The article itself is not a very well written one apparently the author is either not old enough to remember Mr Killebrew or is not a baseball fan. Anyway! Minnesota in the forties and fifties was a spot and a rest stop for those travelling cross country, on the American landscape, having a farm system of the Red Sox and good fishing was their claim. Then came the Senators with this kid that gave the Mick competition every time he came to the plate. Excitement grew so did the landscape of the entire state. Finally, Minneapolis saw that outdoor baseball was better than inside and leaving the sterilized confines to hospitals and research centers. Actually the hump a dump smelled like baggies filled with old urine. You've been fortunate to have 4 class acts. Carew, Puckett, Killebrew and Tom Kelly. How fortunate you people are! That's just in baseball. The Vikings, North Stars and the medical research. God Bless Harmon in his fight. You've come a long Minnesota please don't get caught up in the petty immature politics the rest of the country is experiencing. From Massachusetts I pray that God be kind to Minnesotans and the Killebrew family in the coming weeks and forever. Oh, Massachusetts? We're all going to hell. Ho-ho yes we are.........

boyboyboyMay. 14, 11 8:38 AM

Is Cuddyer the only Twins player with an opinion? He always seems to be in every article, it's annoying!!

firstlady57May. 14, 11 7:52 PM

I remember Harmon Killebrew as a great baseball player -- loved watching him play. Esophageal cancer is pretty tough to beat -- my mother died of it and it's a rough thing. There is surgery they can do, but it's very complicated (removal of the affected part of the esophagus and reattaching the stomach to what's left) and, we were told, isn't done on anyone over 70 because it's more risky than open heart surgery. We were also told that chemo is largely ineffective on esophageal cancer. So if surgery's not an option, then there's not a lot doctors can do. Rest in peace, Harmon.

BBJoeMay. 14, 11 8:15 PM

Harmon's two greatest attributes are grace and humility. Even more so than his tremendous talents as a baseball player. Ten men have hit more homeruns to date, but nobody has had more grace and humility. More people need to be more like Harmon and less like reality TV personalities. Sports, politics, these postings. We should all try to be better people.

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