DETROIT Jim Leyland doesnt get a whole lot of love from Detroit Tigers fans.
Hes maligned in the social media and on radio talk shows for continuing to use Phil Coke with the game still in doubt; having too many cronies on his coaching staff; playing Andy Dirks, Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila too much; not playing Matt Tuiasosopo enough; letting Jose Valverde burn down the house too often; and, well, lets not forget Ryan Raburn.
But everyone in a sellout crowd at Comerica Park supported Leyland Thursday afternoon while he was railing on the umpiring crew in regard to whether or not chin music was being played in a game with the Chicago White Sox. They roared with delight as Leyland went on an animated rant, pumping his arms and spewing venom in every direction.
The skipper took over, man! said Tigers catcher Brayan Pena. Now I know I cant mess with him. He was arguing very strongly and he had a reason to be upset.
Leyland didnt speak to reporters after the 6-3 loss, b...