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Foote surprised by Trammell

ALLEN PARK — Linebacker Larry Foote got a pleasant surprise walking off the field after Wednesday’s morning minicamp workout.
 Waiting to greet him was his childhood hero, Alan Trammell, who was in town with the Chicago Cubs where he is bench coach.
  Foote grew up in Detroit, idolized Trammell (still does) and wore No. 3 playing baseball as a kid, although he could never play shortstop.
“He was the greatest, are you kidding? They say Cal Ripken. If you compare the cards you see who got better numbers. Ripken had a little more home runs than Tram, hitting average Tram beat him. Him and Lou (Whitaker) turned more double plays so I’ll take Tram. He’s got a ring, Cal Ripken ain’t got a ring,’’ Foote said.
 Meeting Trammell caught Foote by surprise.
“If you all wasn’t here I would have been a little more excited, but I’ve got to keep my cool,’’ Foote said. “My father he’d go crazy. We used to go out to the old stadium and watch him all the time. It’s definitely an honor.’’



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