Less than a day after baseball loses one of its great voices, it has lost one of its greatest personalities in former Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Mark Fidrych.
While I was never around to watch Fidrych pitch in real life, I had the honor of watching him pitch on the MLB Network about a month ago. I remember telling my girlfriend, “That was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. You get the feeling that he realizes he is doing something that other people only dream of doing and that he enjoys it, appreciates it, and embraces it.” He was truly one of my favorite all-time baseball players. Long live The Bird.