I recall attending a baseball game at Tiger Stadium when I was about 10 or 11 years old. The stands were crazy with chants..... The Bird!!!
I went home on a crowded school bus with a big grin on my face because I had my very own poster of Mark the Bird Fidrych!
His baseball career was short lived, but wow, what a fun time it was!
There is no mistaking his energy, and later years, there was no mistaking his passion for people.
He returned to Michigan for charity events many times over the years and never changed his kid like passion for life.