David Letterman’s retirement announcement sent us flying to YouTube to re-watch Kirby Puckett’s 1997 appearance. It was a golden moment for Kirby — the Late Show crowd got the “Kir-bee! Kir-bee!” chant going instanly — and our favorite Kirby nickname: Turkey Bucket. Look it up to see what we mean.
Say what you want about these Twins — whoa, don’t say THAT, this is a family newspaper! — at least they are entertaining. Note the start time today: Twins at Cleveland, 2 p.m., FSN.
“I wanted to locate my pitches, get my curveball down in the zone and just play baseball.”
— A very humble Mike Delio, who in his first-ever start for Carle Place High School (N.Y.) fanned all 21 batters he faced. Paging Terry Ryan.
“Great to be back at Winter Park today! Can’t wait to get back to work with the rest of the guys on Monday!” — @KyleRudolph82, Vikings tight end. The first team workouts start next week.