Friday, May 7, 2010

R.I.P. Ernie Harwell

The recent passing of Ernie Harwell has brought to mind the many sounds and smells of summers past, nostalgic road trips across Michigan, and my brother and I competing for who could do the best impression of Harwell's signature "Looong Gone!" home run call. His breezy Southern drawl made listening to the Detroit Tigers a summer pleasure, with just enough ease and comfort to make us all feel a Tiger victory was nothing but inevitable.