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Who stole Ernie’s glasses?

Written By: Terry Foster | September 22, 2011

Filed Under: sports, Tigers

What kind of sicko steals the glasses off of Ernie Harwell’s statue at Comerica Park?

And why did it take so long for this to hit the public? I heard about it the other day in Neal Rubin’s Detroit News column. I spoke to a guy who said he took a photo of the statue way back on June 25 and the glasses were missing. There was Internet banter but it did not hit the mainstream media until recently.

Now the glasses are back on Harwell’s face after a public outcry. This isn’t right and it better not happen again. What do we have to do? Must we stand vigilante over the statue 24 hours a day like Michigan State students do with Sparty during Michigan-Michigan State week?

Harwell is Tiger fans Rosa Parks and he is not to be messed with. He was a broadcasting pioneer and we can still hear his voice while sitting in the backyard swatting mosquitoes while listening to Tiger games from the west coast.

And here is what I don’t know. What do you do with a pair of white bronze glasses? Do you melt them down and sell them? Do you put them in your trophy case? Do you wear them to a Tigers game?

I really don’t know.

I had a couple of suspects. For a moment I thought it was Phil Coke because he quite often can’t find the strike zone. And I thought it was Brandon Inge because he must have been struggling finding the baseball because he strikes out all the time.

But here is what I do know. It better not happen again or I’m rallying the posse to take matters in their own hands.


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