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A Four Course Feast of Baseball Ignorance

May 14, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The past couple of weeks have brought an even greater parade of baseball ignorance than usual from the professionals who play and report on the game. I started to write about one of them, but before I could fully digest that affront to my baseball taste, another one jumped out at me, followed by two […]

Wildest Card Wednesday Looked Like Tournament Play!

September 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Immediately, after Wildest Card Wednesday’s games had concluded, the folks at MLB Network and ESPN were saying that this was the greatest night of baseball in the game’s history. Now that we have a few hours’ perspective, it is clear that they were absolutely right. There has never been a night in which the numbers […]

So Long, Mr. Harwell

May 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Detroit Tigers happened to be out of town this past May 4th–playing at the new Target Field in Minnesota. Soon came the seventh-inning stretch and a picture of a smiling Ernie Harwell graced the stadium’s bright, new big screen. The news was then announced–though many fans were already privy to the inevitable: the Hall […]

Tigers Brass Show Their Class

May 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

How could I not go? I told myself back in September when I attended the Ernie Harwell farewell/tribute game that this was going to be my formal goodbye to my childhood radio friend. It was a tearful and joyous day and I was at peace with myself and the fact that the voice of my […]

So Long Mr. Harwell, you will be missed

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  It was late September, 2002.  I had a busy week scheduled.  Fly out to Kansas City, MO to do a broadcast with the Kansas City Royals and return home and get married on that Saturday.  My first big league broadcast.  The Royals invited the announcers from some of their minor league affiliates to come […]

My Dinner With Ernie

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” I heard these words, and I knew it was time for baseball. I grew up just outside […]

Kaline to Accept Scully Award Wednesday on Behalf of Harwell

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

From Jerry Milani: Tigers Hall Of Famer Al Kaline To Accept Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award From Fordham’s WFUV Radio On Behalf Of Legendary Tigers Broadcaster Ernie Harwell On Wednesday Night, May 5, At Gotham Hall In New York City At WFUV Spring Gala The Hall of Fame “Voice of the Detroit Tigers,” Ernie Harwell, […]