I'm gonna be nit-picky, for once, but if you're gonna go a Kathy Greco appreciation day, announce it before the item up for bids, not right before playing the Pricing Game.
That being said, I thought it was a great send-off, and Kathy got a good surprise with the special tribute showcase.
One thing I have to say ... In the last frew weeks (years?) there were people questionning whether Drew cares about the show or not! While I won't say that Drew cares about the show as much as Bob, Roger or Kathy did, the emotion he showed prior, and even more after the tribute showcase shows that he does care, probably more than we thought! Hell, Drew couldn't even speak after the showcase, it took him forever to ask for the bid.
It really rubs me the wrong way that Fingers got all this special treatment for a whole show, even having a showcase dedicated to her, while Roger, who, frankly, was far, far more instrumental to the show's success than she was, got nothing.
I understand you point, but let's be real, Steve! You brought the "if it was a regular job, Drew would be fired" argument, the other day, and it applies here too! If someone gets fired after 36 years, no matter the reason, they won't do a retirement party. Kathy left on her own accord! Besides, what do you tell Roger? "Yeah, we fired you, but please come back for a tribute!" ?