The body snatcher: Johnson grabs lead in tasteless posthumous Puckettology
Nice bit of deniability there--he's only reporting what his constituents are saying, after all. (Are pols in the habit of publicly announcing what their constituents think, except in cases where it serves their own aims? No, they are not.)
Now the question is, what public personage will be brazen enough to suggest that it's what Kirby would have wanted? That his last words, perhaps, before slipping from consciousness were, "Make sure Mr. Pohlad gets... new... ballpark..."?
I'm betting on a team representative, myself. You?