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by IwoCPO on 01/24/12 at 11:30 PM ET
This is why a rich guy owns professional sports teams, or it should be the reason why a rich guy owns pro sports teams.
“He just wants people to come to downtown Detroit to be happy about something one way or another.”
Gammons took it a step further, calling the signing an act of charity by Ilitch toward the city.
“They don’t have to worry on the Tigers, about losing money,” Gammons said. “That’s a fact of life. You can’t do that in Cleveland. You can’t do that in Kansas City. You can’t do that in most cities. The Tigers have done it because Mike Ilitch wants to give people in Detroit something to be joyous about. In some ways, to me, he’s one of the most charitable men in America.”
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