On a positive note, I had the privilege of saying hi to retired broadcast legend Ernie Harwell, who stopped by the booth on Sunday. The former longtime Voice of the Tigers is one of the game’s treasures.
I took some more pictures. These are from Detroit’s Comerica Park (Comerica is a bank, in case you were wondering). I also included some pics from the Henry Ford Museum. They do have the "Baseball as America" travelling Hall of Fame exhibit on display (which was very impressive, by the way). But since I already overloaded you with baseball nostalgia last week, I went a different direction.
Comerica Park opened in 2000. It replaced historic Tiger Stadium, which is still standing, unused, by the way. It’s a nice yard. .
This photo and the one before were taken before the game began. We actually had very nice crowds during the series.
Marty chats with Hall of Famer Hal McCoy during the second inning of Sunday’s game in Detroit.
This is the limousine in which President Kennedy was assisinated. It’s on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. .
The car was retro-fitted and, believe it or not, used for many years after the tragedy.
This plaque explains that after 1964, Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter all rode in this same car. (Click on the above photo to read about it.) .