Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last night before the Detroit Tiger/Yankees game, the Tigers had a very moving tribute/memorial to Ernie Harwell. That gentle voiced gentleman is missed so very much! Last fall, after he announced he was dying from cancer, he asked if he could thank the fans for all the outpouring of love and support that had been shown to him. He walked onto the field and gave a moving but yet upbeat speech and never showed any regret or sadness, even though he acknowleged he was facing death. We've pulled our shirts out of the closet that we bought as members of the Mayo Smith society when former owner of the Tigers, Tom Monoghan forced Ernie into retirement. Fans were outraged and campaigned to bring hime back. Thus, the back of the shirt---Ernie-We Want Him Back. It wasn't until Monoghan sold the Tigers and the new owner, Mike Illitch brought Ernie back to do an inning every home game!

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