RIP, Ernie

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Long-time Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell died last night. Just a few of the stories I’ve heard this morning:

Ernie was telling a friend that the worst part of his job was the pre-game show. After a while a woman who had been looking at Ernie all evening from the bar approached him and said she’d do anything for $200. Ernie asked her if she’d do a pre-game show.

Ernie was asked what he wanted out of the Old Tiger Stadium after it was torn down. He said he wanted the urinal from the visiting team’s clubhouse. When asked why the visiting team’s clubhouse, he said, “Think about all of the great baseball players from opposing teams that used it over all of those years. I’m gonna put it in the yard and plant flowers in it for my wife.”