Ernie Tyler Update
Some of you have emailed me about Orioles' long-time umpires attendant Ernie Tyler since our last update Wednesday when he underwent brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.
Not a whole lot to report except doctors are pleased with the improvements being made, according to his son Jimmy.
Tyler, 86, is sedated and will remain hospitalized for a week or more at the University of Maryland Medical Center, but the prognosis for a full recovery is good, his son said.
“He is finding his way out of the woods. He’s relaxing right now,” said Jimmy Tyler, the club’s home equipment manager. “He is doing great.”
Ernie Tyler has worked 51 consecutive Opening Days for the Orioles.