Friday, January 25, 2008

Ernie Harwell Is A Treasure

Ernie Harwell turned 90 today. It is a cause for both celebration and reflection.
He has not only been the voice of the Tigers for generations, but also of Detroit and the state of Michigan.
Last month, I had Ernie on my radio show and, as always, I immediately received several e-mails, all basically saying, "It was great to hear that voice."
Who doesn’t remember hiding a transistor radio under a blanket when they were a kid to listen to that voice call the Tigers’ game from the West Coast? Who doesn’t recall weekend doubleheaders during the summertime, with that voice resonating during a family picnic?
Ernie is a friend. While that makes me fortunate, it hardly makes me a club of one. He has friends everywhere. And it’s genuine. He is truly a good person - and wise. I also appreciate his wife, Lulu, who strikes me as a person of much virtue, particularly those of kindness and loyalty.

Note: I will talking sports at The Art Van Furniture store on Dixie Hwy. in Waterford on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Stop on by. We have food and a free gift for everybody.

Random Thoughts

- I honestly can’t believe a team with Dwyane Wade is that bad. What has happened to the Miami Heat is incredible.

- I like that the Phoenix Suns are planning on playing a preseason game outdoors next season. It will be interesting to see how Steve Nash adjusts his shooting for the direction of the wind (LOL). It will be at a tennis stadium in California. There is no obvious place for the Pistons to do this, though. Too bad. I think the concept would fly around these parts.

- I can wait for the Senior Bowl. One of my favorite things is the NFL Draft. Count me among those who just can’t get enough of the draft.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

May i go back and listen to the Red Wings game or be more congenial during a golf match.

1:36 PM 

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