One of Ernie Harwell’s sly little jokes was how he commented on foul balls. “A man from Ishpeming snagged that one!” “A lucky lady from Lake Orion just got herself a free souvenir.” When I was a kid, I was amazed he always seemed to know where everybody in the stands hailed from.
When I grew up and knew better, I loved it even more.
92 years on this earth and nobody ever had a bad thing to say against him. God rest you, sir.