Found May 29, 2012 on Guyism:
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Jim Leyland goes on epic rant over bad call

Tigers skipper, Jim Leyland, is known for his short fuse and temper and that was apparent following Monday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Leyland was upset on a call during the second inning that allowed Mike Aviles to continue his at bat. The umpires ruled that Tigers catcher, Gerald Laird, didn’t catch the foul tip before it hit the ground. However, watching the replay...

Jim Leyland is happy it’s Memorial Day

Some spend Memorial Day barbecuing with friends.  Others spend it out on the lake.  Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland chose to spend part of his Memorial Day erupting at umpire Bill Welke over a terrible call at second base.  Tigers’ third base coach Gene Lamont was ejected after arguing the call. Early word from the Tigers’ dugout is that Leyland enjoyed a sports drink to replenish...

Leyland angered by blown call after Tigers' loss to Red Sox

BOSTON - Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, angered by a blown call by umpire Bill Welke that led to three Red Sox runs in the second inning, exploded to the media after his team's 7-4 loss to Boston Monday. "There shouldn't have been a second-inning rally," Leyland said hours after he and third base coach Gene Lamont were ejected following the blown call. ...

Umpire Bill Welke makes his case for worst call of the year

Blow a call, set off Leyland Umpires have a tough job. Incredibly difficult. Still, you’re at the big league level for a reason. So, you’ve got to be ready to handle the heat when you blow one. And Bill Welke blew one on Monday…big-time. The call came in the second inning of the Tigers-Red Sox Memorial Day affair. The miss was magnified because the extended at-bat for the Sox...

Jim Leyland Visibly Angry Following Blown Call, Loss to Red Sox (Video)

Detroit manager Jim Leyland wasn't a happy man after the Tigers fell to the Red Sox on Monday. And for good reason. One blown call in the second inning seemed to change the entire complexion of the game, turning the tide in Boston's favor for the rest of the tilt. Mike Aviles appeared to swing and miss at a pitch with a runner on second and two outs. Tigers catcher Gerald...

Jim Leyland upset about bad call, wants media to hold umps accountable

The Detroit Tigers are no strangers to bad calls by the umpires and moving on, but yesterday’s loss to the Red Sox can be directly attributed to a horrendous at home plate, when it was ruled that Gerald Laird dropped a what was called a “foul-tipped third strike.” Replays showed that Laird indeed caught it, [...]

Video: Detroit Tigers’ Jim Leyland rants about everyone doing their job

  Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers, registered one of the greatest rants of all-time. After the home plate umpire blew an obvious third strike call in the second inning of the Tigers and Red Sox’s game this weekend. Boston went on a three run rally (That should immediately raise an eyebrow. Anytime that team goes on a rally I sense foul play (the cream and the clear style...

Translating Leyland's postgame rant

By STEVE KORNACKISpecial to FOXSportsDetroit.com Jim Leyland was thrown out of his third game of the month, and retreated to the clubhouse Monday afternoon to watch replays that confirmed what his eyes had told him minutes earlier. The tipped foul by Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles had been caught cleanly by Tigers catcher Gerald Laird, and should have been the third out. However...

Jim Leyland goes off on the media

During yesterday's Tigers-Red Sox game, Mike Aviles appeared to strike out swinging for the third out in the second inning. But, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson said the ball was a foul tip that catch Gerald Laird didn't hold on to, which numerous replays showed was an incorrect call. The call was upheld by first base umpire Bill Welke. Aviles would later hit an RBI single...

Call costs Tigers in loss to Red Sox

Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn't afraid to argue with an umpire, but even after an ejection, he usually calms down by the end of the game. He's the first to say that bad calls are a part of the game, and you have to overcome them and move on with the game. He and the Tigers weren't able to do that on Monday. They appeared to get distracted by an umpiring decision, and...

Leyland: Raburn’s “leash probably not very long”

Jim Leyland inexplicably hit Ryan Raburn second in the order Monday against the Red Sox.  It wasn’t an attempt to blow up Twitter or to give Detroit sports radio hosts a hot-button topic.  It was to give Raburn a chance to figuratively put up or shut up.  The Tigers were facing left-hander Felix Doubront in the Little League field known as Fenway Park. To say Raburn has struggled...

Leyland: Raburn’s “leash probably not very long” // Update: Raburn to Toledo

Jim Leyland inexplicably hit Ryan Raburn second in the order Monday against the Red Sox.  It wasn’t an attempt to blow up Twitter or to give Detroit sports radio hosts a hot-button topic.  It was to give Raburn a chance to figuratively put up or shut up.  The Tigers were facing left-hander Felix Doubront in the Little League field known as Fenway Park. To say Raburn has struggled...

Tigers send Raburn to Toledo

In the end, the decision was a no-brainer for Tigers manager Jim Leyland. Ryan Raburn, with a .146 average in 123 at-bats, needs to go to the minor leagues to try to work out his problems at the plate, and thats where hes headed. Following Tuesdays 6-3 loss at Boston, the Tigers announced that Raburn was being sent to Triple-A Toledo. Leyland had done everything he could to help...

Game 2012.49: Tigers at Red Sox

23-25, third place, 4 games behind Cle. A missed strike three on a foul tip that was caught cleanly, but ruled to have hit the dirt first, gave the Red Sox an extra strike and 3 extra runs in the 2nd inning yesterday, and though Doug Fister will never admit it, you can’t help but wonder how different the game could have been. The margin of victory was, after all, 3 runs. I can’t...
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