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'A new adventure'

Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:38 am
He called it "a new adventure."

Ernie Harwell has incurable cancer, and he called it "a new adventure."

"That's the way I look at it," Harwell told the Detroit Free Press .

Who else would put it that way? But then, who else would have felt such a need to explain that retirement at age 84 wasn't really gonig to be retirement?

"I'd love to do some radio and TV work," Harwell said on that morning 7 1/2 years ago. "We've been talking about some audio books, maybe. If I could get a real hip-hop song in my pocket, I might go back to song-writing. I hope to continue to write my column."

And he did.

He's 91 now, and he's written three books since he "retired." He also put together an audio scrapbook, and served as a spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. And he's still writing that column.

The news that he has cancer hits hard at all of us who have known him, and even at those who knew him only through his broadcasts. He has touched many people, in person or through that radio.

He's still touching us, by the way he is dealing with what most of us would call terrible news.

Ernie Harwell calls it "a new adventure."
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Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:16 pm

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I will always remember:

"And a man from Dearborn, Michigan caught that souvenir, what a catch."

When I was little I thought he was psychic.

Now that I am grown... A part fo me still thinks he is.

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 3:58 pm

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Amen to that GBS!  Whatever the Tigers can do to recognize Ernie Harwell for all his years as the voice of the Tigers is just not enough.  I have lots of great memories listening to Ernie and still miss his voice calling games.  Here's hoping that if and when Ernie checks out, he goes on his own terms.  Best of luck to you Mr. Harwell and thanks for all those wonderful years calling the Tigers!!!

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 3:06 pm

'A new adventure'

Ernie Harwell is, and always will be the voice of the Tigers for generations.  "Class Act" is thrown around quite a bit these days, but for Ernie it fits.

Here's hoping the Tigers step up in the coming weeks to pay tribute to him in some sort of way.

I'm hoping for an Ernie Harwell weekend the last series of the year against the White Sox, he deserves more than the standard "Day".

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