Goodbye to Memphis? Jimmy Ogle is history

, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mike and Marc might leave.

Sad, but not unimaginable. Professional athletes are professional vagabonds.

But Jimmy Ogle?

Can the creator of 32 distinct Memphis history walking tours walk away from his hometown?

Can the official Shelby County Historian leave Shelby County?

Can The Peabody duckmaster take flight?

Jimmy Ogle is the man who identified 157 distinct designs for manhole covers in Downtown Memphis. That’s the type of hometown commitment that a recruiting basketball coach can only dream of.

Jimmy Ogle leaving Memphis — where he was born on Nov. 14, 1952, in the old Baptist Memorial Hospital on Union Avenue — is like a fish leaving water.