Maddon recalls chats with Harwell

Maddon recalls chats with Harwell

SEATTLE -- Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell died Tuesday. Rays manager Joe Maddon smiled when recalling his relationship with the Hall of Famer.

"The thing about him that stands out to me is that he treated me like I was a big league manager when I was the bench coach for the Anaheim Angels," Maddon said. "He knew you by your first name, wanted to sit down and talk to you; he was very engaging, very bright -- a wonderful man. And, again, that's my takeaway from Mr. Harwell, he treated me really well, as he did with everybody else."