Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Video: World Series on FOX: Tough loss for Leyland Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as classy and respectful in defeat as one can be. Though he was extraordinarily disappointed that his team was swept in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants — and nearly in tears during his postgame interview — he praised the Giants. “I want to first start by congratulating the Giants,” Leyland told FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. “There was nothing fluky about it. They beat us. They swept us. They were the better team. … They deserved to be the world champs. It really turned out to be no contest.” Leyland ultimately concluded that making the World Series “was pretty darn good” despite the finish. Though we were disappointed the team only scored six runs in four World Series games, we have to agree. It was a solid run for Detroit, and an even better run for San Francisco.

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