Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Happy and Sad Note

I'd like to buy a beer for ...

Nick Blackburn

Complete games are hot! Complete game wins are hotter! Well, even though JJ Hardy saved the game so that Blackie could get the win, Blackie had a great game. It looks like the sink is back in his sinker -- it was nice to see him getting so many ground-ball outs. And I hope that the family emergency he needed to tend to has been satisfactorily resolved.

Here's to you, Nick!


I was saddened to learn that long-time Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell passed away Tuesday. I didn't get much chance to listen to his calls, but those I did hear, I loved. His voice and tempo were so smooth, and he just seemed so classy. My sincere condolences to his family and to Tigers' fans who enjoyed listening to him.


Sarah said...

There was a potential health scare with the Blackburn's unborn baby, the last couple weeks. I suspect his performance last night is an indicator that everything checked out A-OK, and he can relax a little.

k-bro said...

Thanks Sarah for the update. That's the first thing I thought of when he left the team. I truly hope that everything is, and remains, A-OK.