File under: Better Late Than Never.
The Tigers announced at TigerFest today they will honor Sparky Anderson by wearing a patch with his No. 11 on it, as well as retiring 11 forever in honor of the team's winningest manager. The team will also wave a flag with No. 11 on it all season. (This all ties in pretty with the fact this is the 2011 season, doesn't it?)
Many -- including former Bless You Boys manager Ian Casselberry -- felt that the Tigers erred by not retiring No. 11 before Sparky unexpectedly passed away last fall. Some went so far as to start a petition and post it here at BYB even. So it's good to see the organization is doing what's right, even if it was a bit too late for Sparky to see it in person.