There are plenty of places on the website to catch the last show and various festivities of Gary Eichten Day (have you seen these pictures), so let’s wrap things up with this nugget.
After today’s final broadcast, the employees of MPR held a gathering in his honor in the UBS Forum. The employees — the “little people” — sent him and his wife to Hawaii. It was Cathy Wurzer’s idea.
And then Eichten was presented with his softball jersey.
“We know you always wanted to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame,” managing director of regional news Chris Worthington said.
“It doesn’t look too good,” Eichten said.
“It will hang on the wall of the MPR newsroom forever,” Worthington said.
It’s the MPR News Hall of Fame. It has one member.