DETROIT (AP) Former longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey has died. He was 88.
Nancy Carey says her husband died Tuesday at their home in the Detroit suburb of Rochester and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. She says he was “the love of my life and anybody that knew him was better off for knowing him.”
In a statement, the Tigers say Carey was “a consummate professional who had one of the most distinctive and classic broadcast voices.” He was Ernie Harwell’s radio broadcast partner from 1973-91 and was behind the microphone during the Tigers 1984 World Series championship season.
In addition to his nearly two decades broadcasting Tigers games, the native of Mount Pleasant worked for several radio stations.
Arrangements are being handled by Modetz Funeral Home.
Because the season had been going so well for the Twins as it was, now here’s this: Minnesota has placed closer Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
It’s unclear how severe this strain is but, like, it’s his shoulder, and that’s always serious for a pitcher. Perkins blew a save in his first opportunity of the season on Sunday against the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits. Figure for now that Kevin Jepsen will take over as the closer.
In other news, less than five months until the Vikings begin play.
Jeff Goldberg of WJLA-7 in Washington reports that Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera arrested in Arlington, Virginia after allegedly assaulting a woman. The Braves are in the Washington area for their series against the Nationals.
Police sources tell Goldberg that the female victim called 911 from the Ritz Carlton hotel in Arlington at 6:51 this morning saying she had been assaulted. Police say the victim had bruises and was transported to a hospital. Olivera was at the hotel and taken into police custody.
Olivera has played in five games this year and was slated to be the Braves’ regular left fielder. Expect those plans to change.
UPDATE: A Major League Baseball spokesman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that Olivera has been placed on administrative leave and the commissioner’s office has begun an investigation.