I was going to blog about getting injured last weekend and going on the disabled list this week, but that all changed last night when I heard about Ernie Harwell.
Before I played my first game with Detroit, I expected to hear a lot of questions about Tiger legends like Al Kaline, Ty Cobb and Willie Horton. But I soon learned when I got to Detroit that the legend I needed to meet was Ernie Harwell. He had a celebrity in the state of Michigan that was unrivaled by anyone and everyone wanted to know about him. Millions of people grew up listening to Ernie as the play-by-play man for the Tigers, and when you listen to them talk about him, you know that Ernie played an integral part in their youth. The next time you visit Comerica Park, notice that there’s a statue of Ernie inside the main gate. Enough said.