• Jim Leyland Resigns As Manager

    Posted by on October 21st, 2013 · Comments (2)

    The details.

    The dude is 68, after all.

    Comments on Jim Leyland Resigns As Manager

    1. redbug
      October 21st, 2013 | 5:46 pm

      Leland is a good guy. Besides wanting Boston to lose, I wanted Leland to win.

    2. Mr. October
      October 22nd, 2013 | 3:06 pm

      MLB loses one of its great characters as Jim Leyland retires as Tigers manager

      The chain-smoking, humble, old school guy from Ohio said coming back for another season ‘would have been selfish,’ and adds that at his age, 68, the grind of an MLB season became too much to bear.

      “… Leyland leaves the stage after 22 years as a big league manager, finishing first or second 11 of those years, with 1,769 career wins that rank him 15th on the all-time list — ahead of at least 10 Hall of Fame managers, including latter-day contemporaries Weaver, Lasorda, Herzog and Williams.

      ‘This one really hurt bad,’ Leyland said, ‘because I felt like we let one get away…

      We did it collectively… With all due respect to the Red Sox, I really believe the Tigers should be playing here (Wednesday)… I apologize for not getting [us] all the way.’

      Of course, it wasn’t Leyland’s fault that Cabrera was essentially playing on one leg through most of the postseason… or that Max Scherzer said he was gassed after seven innings of Game 2 of the ALCS…

      … On a sad day in Detroit, and a sad day for baseball, which feels a little empty right now, Leyland stayed in character and left ’em laughing.”

      http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/madden-laughs-leyland-article-1.1492039

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