As we all know, the Tigers will be wearing this patch to honor Sparky Anderson during the 2011 baseball season.
I got to wondering today whether the Reds would be sporting a Sparky patch this season as well. But of course. Here is their patch.
I like ours better. Call me biased.
Anyway, I'm glad Sparky is getting all proper respect. He deserves it, and the retiring of his number is way overdue, and it's so pathetic that it wasn't done while he was still alive. It's like the Tigers are admitting they were wrong, and are living with regret over the whole thing.
I was hoping that the Tigers would continue to wear an Ernie patch this season, since a partial season hardly seems enough to honor true Tigers royalty such as Ernie Harwell.
Anyway, Sparky, we love you, we miss you, and we thank you for 1984.