Ranking somewhere above Scott Weiland and many leagues below The Human Whoopee Cushion on CSTB’s list of despicable public figures, the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick does occasionally have an idea or 2 worth repeating.

Things being equal, WFAN’s Mike Francesa and Chris Russo should attack Ernie Harwell for working a couple of Game 3 innings on ESPN and in the Tigers’ radio booth. So what if Harwell’s the beloved, legendary Voice of the Tigers? He retired, so, as they screamed about Gary Cohen, holler that he should just go away and not take innings from the regulars during the playoffs!

By the by, if Francesa were as bright as he thinks he is, that bet he lost to Russo – Francesa would buy him season’s tickets to SF Giants games if Rogers came up big – would have been contingent upon Russo attending every game.