Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson Battling Dementia

Sparky Anderson with one of the posts he used as strategic hunting blinds in the Tiger Stadium dugout.

Hugh Surratt has informed me that the legendary Sparky Anderson, who won the World Series as manager of the Reds and Tigers, age 75, has been battling dementia, as reported today by the Detroit News. […]

CJAM Windsor's New Antenna Goes Live at Noon

On another sad day for Detroit, following the Tigers’ loss last night to Minnesota, I’m pleased to share a bit of good news.

CJAM, based at the University of Windsor, will momentarily fire up a new antenna on a new frequency, 99.1 FM.

CJAM, Detroit’s best college radio, is based at the University of Windsor […]

Ernie Harwell's Farewell to Tiger Fans

Even though I have heard the great announcers like Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Vin Scully, Bob Starr, Bob Murphy and many others, Ernie Harwell makes me wish I grew up in Detroit, going to Tiger Stadium. These announcers were the type to give an opinion even if it was negative, and as a result, […]

RIP Mark "The Bird" Fidrych: Now He Belongs to the Ages

Mark Fidrych at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Free Press)

When I heard that Harry Kalas, the longtime announcer of the Philadelphia Phillies and NFL Films had died shortly before the start of today’s Phillies-Nationals game, I knew that we were bound to hear of a third baseball-related death (in addition to Nick Adenhart of course). […]