Former Major League Baseball manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care in his Thousand Oaks, California home. The legendary Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager, born George Lee Anderson, was suffering from issues arising from his dementia.
A family spokesperson, Dan Ewald, spoke about Anderson’s condition, “It’s the type of ailment that takes a toll over time.”
76-year-old Sparky Anderson set the all-time record for the Tigers with 2,194 wins over 17 years. He managed the team from the middle of the season in 1979 until 1995 and led them to a 1984 World Series title. He ranks third in major league history in terms of total wins. In 2000, Sparky Anderson was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame–a fitting way to end his run as a legendary manager.
Spirit Airlines recently added 11 new routes. What does this mean for you? Well, if you live or take flights from the Ft. Lauderdale area and are looking for a super low cost airline to the cities Spirit Airlines just added, it may help you save some money.
Spirit started regular scheduled Myrtle Beach service in 1996 and currently offers on average 11 daily non-stop flights from Myrtle Beach to seven major destinations in peak season, including: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Detroit, New York LaGuardia and Fort Lauderdale, as well as connections to more than 25 additional cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
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7-year-old Detroit-area girl Kathleen Edward suffers from Huntington’s disease and was bullied by an adult neighbor, but something good is coming from it. She is hopping in a limo and going on a shopping spree at a toy store in Ann Arbor. According to The Detroit News, Kathleen Edward got to pick out a ton of toys for herself and other kids at a local hospital.
Unfortunately, Kathleen Edwards is dying from Huntington’s disease and 33-year-old Jennifer Petkov from a neighboring town decided it would be appropriate to post Kathleen’s picture with here eyes closed and tongue out above a set of crossbones on Facebook. Talk about class…
Fear not Sanders fans, we’ve got another one. Enter Barry Sanders Jr. The former Detroit Lions great’s son runs a lot like his dad for Heritage Hall (Okla.) High School and now he’s looking to figure out where to head to college.
According to reports, Sanders Jr. has narrowed down his choices to his father’s alma mater Oklahoma State, followed by Alabama, UCLA and Florida State.
Whichever school gets him is going to not only have one of the more electric high school players to come out in recent years, but one of the best bred. Video after the jump. Read More
The previously undefeated Bears couldn’t get out of the way of the freight train that was the Giants front four. New York knocked out early season star QB Jay Cutler by concussing his head.
They then took aim at backup Todd Collins, knocking his 38-year-old body to the ground and sending him out of the game as well.
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The Bears, a team that no one truly knew what to expect from coming off a less-than-stellar preseason and a sloppy win over Detroit to start the season, capitalized on some costly Green Bay penalties and mistakes to remain undefeated and alone atop the NFC Central. Read More
That will make Philadelphia (population 1.55 million) pass Detroit (population 910,000) to become the nation’s largest city with casino gambling.
According to the Huffington Post, the opening Thursday of SugarHouse Casino, Pennsylvania’s 10th casino, comes after years of community protests and delays. Now, casino officials expect thousands of gamblers to attend the first official day of business at the casino’s 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games.
Ahh, just what Philly needs, some more vices! Read More
NEW YORK, NY: There is nothing better than an unforgettable concert and that is exactly what Jay-Z and Eminem gave their fans. They put on a concert of a lifetime at the new Yankee Stadium this week and showed fans what an unforgettable show is all about.
Their Home and Home tour kicked off two weeks ago in Detroit and made its way to the Empire State for two packed shows Monday and Tuesday that won’t be soon forgotten. These two shows gave fans their money’s worth and even brought out special guests including Drake, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz and as one would expect, Beyonce.
You'd think wind would be a fireman's ally, but in the case of the ongoing Detroit fires, it's a menace. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph have fanned fires in three Detroit neighborhoods and have been the result of others.
Detroit fire Capt. Steve Varnas told the Detroit Free Press that some fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs being blown onto power lines. Many of the homes caught in the fires were vacant, Varnas said. Detroit Fire Department spokeswoman Katrina Butler said firefighters had to douse several house fires that rekindled early Wednesday. She said fire authorities were investigating the cause of the blazes. Read More