Found October 21, 2013 on Detroit4lyfe:
FOX's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Tigers' skipper of the last eight years is retiring:  Sources: Leyland stepping down as #Tigers manager. Told team after end of ALCS. Team has called news conference for 11:30 AM ET. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 21, 2013 Told that Leyland informed #Tigers players after end of ALCS that it was time for someone younger to do the job. He is 68. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 21, 2013 I honestly can't say I'm surprised. Leyland, 68, is the biggest "whipping boy" not named Don Kelly for the most vocal of the fanbase and anytime the Tigers lost it was somehow Leyland's fault. More so than is normal for a coach of a winning team, it seemed. I don't blame the old and emotional Leyland one bit for hanging up the spikes and riding off into Sunny Acres. He did everything he possibly could have with the Tigers in his eight seasons. Leyland managed the team to three s...

Jim Leyland tells fart joke while stepping down as Tigers manager (Video)

Jim Leyland made it official in a press conference Monday that he was stepping down as Detroit Tigers manager, saying that it was a decision he made back in September when he felt that "it's time". However, when having trouble hearing a question from the media, Leyland used the opportunity to lighten the mood a fart joke. Why a fart joke, you ask?  Because...

Detroit Tigers managerial search is complex

The Detroit Tigers are caught in a very difficult spot with their search for a new manager. Just one day after Jim Leyland stepped aside, fans and media across Michigan have frantically begun to assemble their wish lists. Fortunately for all of us, Dave Dombrowski had a six week head start as Leyland told him he was done back on September 7th. The timing of this particular search...

Jim Leyland lets a fart joke rip during his retirement press conference (video)

After eight successful seasons as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland announced his retirement on Monday, just two days after the team was eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. With Leyland at the helm, the Tigers won three AL Central titles and made it to the World Series […]The post Jim Leyland lets a fart joke rip during his retirement...

Jim Leyland steps down as Detroit Tigers manager

Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from the AL championship series by Boston in six games. ''I'm going to be 69 years old,'' he said at a news conference...

Who will replace Jim Leyland?

DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski wasn't giving out many hints about the next Tigers manager on Monday, but he said a lot when he talked about one man that he can't hire. "A year ago, there was one obvious candidate who stood out over everyone else that was available, and that was Terry Francona," Dombrowski said. "This year, there isn't one person like that...

Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Steps Down

Recently, Detroit Tigers manager and Big Lebowski narrator Jim Leyland announced that he would step down as manager of the Tigers. Allegedly, his plan to leave the team had nothing to do with the Tigers’ recent ALCS defeat to the Boston Red Sox, but rather a decision Leyland made about a month ago. In eight seasons with the Tigers, Jim Leyland led the team to three division titles...

Report: Jim Leyland stepping down as Tigers manager

Per FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Jim Leyland is stepping down as the Tigers manager Monday morning.  The team has announced an 11:30AM Eastern press conference to make the announcement. According to Rosenthal, Leyland informed the team after their Game 6 loss in the ALCS that the team needs someone younger to lead them. Leyland leaves the Tigers with a career record of 1,757...

Leyland steps down as Tigers manager: 'It's time'

In his eight seasons as manager Jim Leyland got the Tigers close — but not close enough. Two days after their loss to the Red Sox in Game 6 in the American League Championship Series Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowki announced Leyland is retiring on Monday morning at Comerica Park. "I have told most all of you when it's time it's time — and it...

Jim Leyland Leaves Detroit After 8 Seasons

Jim Leyland announced Monday night that he has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland’s eight seasons with the team included the Tigers winning the last three AL Central titles. This announcement may seem predictable due to Leyland turning 69 years old in December. The Tigers will now have to search for someone to fill the shoes of their legendary departing manager...

Jim Leyland Stepping Down as Tigers Manager

Press conference this afternoon. Breaking: Jim Leyland To Step Down As #Tigers Manager — — RealGM Baseball (@RealGMBaseball) October 21, 2013

Who Replaces Jim Leyland?

After eight seasons as the manager of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland called it quits Monday...surprising pretty much everyone. "It's time to step down from the managerial position of the Detroit Tigers and accept another position yet to be determine," the 68-year-old skipper said during a morning news conference.  "It's been a thrill. I came here to change...

Farewell to a grumpy, lovable manager

Jim Leyland, occasionally grumpy with the media? I don't know what the old skipper was talking about Monday during the news conference announcing his retirement. Wait, maybe I do. "Get that camera out of here!" Leyland barked in my general direction before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. "The players are coming out! This is a dugout, not a...

Report: Leyland done as Detroit Tigers manager

Jim Leyland is reportedly stepping down as Tigers manager. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, sources told him that Leyland informed the Told team after they lost Game 6 of the ALCS in Boston. The Tigers have called news conference for 11:30 a.m., which will be broadcast live by FOX Sports Detroit. Stay tuned to for a full report, analysis and more.
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