Sports writer and Detroit native son David Fleming wrote a marvelous piece for ESPN magazine recently about GM’s plans to turn the hallowed ground of Tiger Stadium into a little league park only to be blocked by the city itself. You can read it here.
The great Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell came to mind while reading the article. When a batter took a called third strike Harwell would often say “He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by.”
What’s more important to you the currently non-existent corporation that may someday in the possible future build something, maybe, or all those great kids that could play ball on the same dirt as Hank Greenberg, Willie Horton, Charlie Gehringer, Jack Morris, Willie Hernandez and Ty Cobb?
On behalf of the rest of us motley city dwellers living around the country we still believe in you and we’re pulling for you.
Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues Revisted, Jeff Daniels
Confidential to Bruce: Don’t expect me to say this next year.