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Gas Man
11-05-2010, 07:13 AM
A tragic loss to Detroit and a great void to baseball. Probably go down as the best manager of the Detroit Tigers. Sports fan or not, this was a man to emulate. He was a greater man for his non-baseball life. A great man that nobody would ever utter a bad word about.

RIP Sparky. Say hi to your good bud Earnie.

WDIV (http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/25619337/detail.html)

Sparky Anderson's Life Pics (http://www.clickondetroit.com/slideshow/news/25634848/detail.html)

Mudpuppy
11-05-2010, 11:28 AM
Great memories.. I loved the commercial they played last night on the news with him and Chuck Daly comparing championship rings.. Good stuff.. Shit though I thought Sparky was like 100 by now?? He looked 70+ back in the 80s when he was managing the Tigers.. I was surprised to hear he was only 76 now..

Chris300s
11-05-2010, 01:37 PM
I grew up listening to the Tigers, "hot dogs, baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet" in the garage. Truely the end of a special era. Ernie, George and now Sparky. I hope that Illitch does right and memorializes him with a statue at the park.

Gas Man
11-05-2010, 06:41 PM
I grew up listening to the Tigers, "hot dogs, baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet" in the garage. Truely the end of a special era. Ernie, George and now Sparky. I hope that Illitch does right and memorializes him with a statue at the park.
Agreed... a nice statue at the park would be right.

vortech302
11-05-2010, 08:58 PM
My work sent me downtown today, and on the way back I just happened past Comerica and the "Bless you, Sparky" card. It would have been disrespectful to not sign it

Gas Man
11-05-2010, 09:44 PM
That's awesome that you signed it. Good for you. He deserves it!

Chris300s
11-05-2010, 10:30 PM
I'm going to be close to downtown tomorrow (doing good, on the fu**ing bike) and my wife will be giving our German exchange student a tour of Detroit. If the card's still there I'll make sure that I sign it.

Gas Man
11-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Sign it for us here as well. Take a picture if it seems ok.