Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ernie

RIP Ernie Harwell, the voice of the Tigers for 45 years. Per usual, Vin Scully finds the perfect words.

• "I can't remember the year, but there was a game where the Dodgers turned a triple play against Atlanta in Atlanta. I had never seen the Dodgers turn a triple play. Ernie Harwell was sitting on the other side of a glass partition from me, and he had called the other Dodgers triple play in 1949. So l leaned back and asked him about it. I'm thinking this is great, both of us right there together. But he just said in that perfect Southern way, he said, 'Vinny, I don't rightly remember.' And that put in perspective, to show that it was one moment, now let's get on with it."

They will even be using the stadium to allow the fans to pay their final respects.

Harwell's body will lie in repose at Comerica Park on Thursday beginning at 7 a.m. and "until the last person who wishes to pay their respects" has done so, Spicer said. "It might be an all-night vigil," he said.

8 comments:

Bryan said...

There's a video on mlb.com where scully talks about Ernie. Again, perfect tribute.

Bryan said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7828951

A Delino said...

Found this old clip from Sesame Street, which had an all too appropriate quote..

"If I, Ernie, went away and you never thought you'd never see me again, then you'd have a reason to be sad."

:-(

Steve Sax said...

A Delino: does that quote have one too many "never"s?

Quoth the raven, right?

Steve Sax said...

Bert

Josh S. said...

Bernie

Steve Sax said...

Weekend at Bernie's

Josh S. said...

Ned Colletti