go to MSN.com
Found April 22, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
PLAYERS: Jim Leyland
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit:

Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland isn’t the only one who likes to light up in the dugout.  Thanks to a Michigan smoking ban back in 2010, Leyland has to find another way to fulfill his urge.

Rangers manager Ron Washington is more fortunate (if you can call it that). On Sunday the camera caught Wash mid-puff. Our legal team is checking out whether Washington was breaking any laws at the time. But our human element tells us that the dugout is no place to be blowing nastiness in peoples’ faces.  Of course, we know about Washington’s past cocaine problems, so at least this is a lesser form of addiction.  But it still doesn’t belong in the dugout.

Get the patch, Ron.

4 Comments:
  • Seriously, you are going to put your legal team on an incident like this? He's a grown man, if he wants to puff on a cig in a big stadium, let him. If your concerned with the health of the players in the dugout, last time I checked they are all adults and could say something to the coach about his smoking bothering them and besides they make plenty of money to afford decent health insurance!!!! You're legal team needs to get a life!
  • He can't smoke but they can all chew that nasty smelling gross looking tobacco? really!!! come on....its his choice and more power to him for enjoying it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smoke 'em if you got 'em
  • This is just a stupid subject. He's a grown man. Years ago it looked like the dugout was on fire with all the guys smoking. Put your legal team on something worthwhile like finding Manti Teo's girlfriend.
  • As Wash the Great once said; "that's the way baseball go" FN idoit.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES
HE'S BACK

Valverde returning as Tigers closer

The Detroit Tigers recently signed Jose Valverde and sent him to the minor leagues, and they've already called him up to close.

Dotel to DL; Rondon called up to Tigers

Bruce Rondon is headed to Detroit. The highly-touted closer prospect will take the place of Octavio Dotel, who was placed on 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to April 20 -- list because of inflammation in his throwing arm. Tigers manager Jim Leyland told CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler that Rondon wasn't called up to be used in the ninth inning, although he might eventually...

Ron Washington Will Smoke a Cigarette In The Dugout If He Wants To

I haven’t seen a MLB coach smoke a cigarette in the dugout for some time, but it has happened and Ron Washington the always fun manager of the Nationals is the culprit.  As ‘It’s Always Sunny In Detroit‘ points out, Jim Leyland was the last manager to light up and that was in 2010.  No judgement here Ron, just be careful as the kiddos around the world may see this. Article...

Detroit Tigers Recall Young Phenom Bruce Rondon

MLB News: The Detroit Tigers recalled Bruce Rondon on Tuesday from Triple-A Toledo to fill the void left when the organization had to place Octavio Dotel on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation  Rondon will fill in for late inning relief and depending on how things go, could eventually win the closer’s job outright with the Tigers. Fantasy Ramifications: While...

Tigers’ Octavio Dotel could require trip to DL

Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel continues to deal with inflammation in his throwing elbow. It’s limited his availability and impacted his effectiveness so far this season, and it could ultimately require a stint on the disabled list, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. Dotel told reporters that the inflammation in his elbow is lingering, and that...

Bruce Rondon Recalled by Detroit Tigers; Octavio Dotel Lands on 15-Day DL

The Detroit Tigers’ closer of the future is headed to the big-league club. Bruce Rondon, who entered spring as the heir apparent to Jose Valverde as the team’s ninth-inning man, has been recalled by the Tigers with reliever Octavio Dotel landing on the 15-day DL due to elbow soreness. Dotel has been dealing with elbow inflammation since an April 12 appearance against the A...

Prince Fielder's home run swing in slow motion

Let's not relive old bad memories, but Prince Fielder hit a home run this past weekend and someone slowed it down for us to touch ourselves to. Seriously, this is like softcore porn:   Arousing.

Anatomy of two really bad starts

Rick Porcello of the Tigers and Philip Humber of the Houston Astros both made starts yesterday for their respective teams. To say that those starts did not go well is like saying that a glacier might move slowly. Between the two of them, they totaled one inning pitched. Combined, they gave up seventeen runs. Now that, folks, is a bad day. Let us start with Rick Porcello. Porcello...

Detroit Tigers week in review: week 3

Week three of the 2013 season was not a very good week for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers got swept by the Los Angeles Angels of California or Anaheim or whatever they are called these days. They are on a four game losing streak and the offense has gone stone cold. Add to that a [...]

Brayan Pena is grace personified

The ball was actually booted before he started his dive, which of course makes it all the better.

40 Strikeouts in One Game? Are You Kidding Me?

Fantasy owners had to be going nuts over this game--that is if you had one of the pitchers in it. On Wednesday the pitching staffs for the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners combined for 40 strikeouts with both starters notching 12 a piece. Prince Fielder led the way with 9Ks in the three game series. Now it did take them 14 innings to set that mark, but 40 Ks between...

Jim Leyland excited for Jose Valverde’s return to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers welcomed back Jose Valverde Tuesday, six months after the team bid farewell to the closer, signing him to a one-year Major League Baseball deal. Valverde will be the Tigers closer if the they take a lead 

Ron Washington Caught Smoking In Dugout During Game (Video)

    RELAX! It’s not quite what you may have thought initially. Yes, Ron Washington has a very long history of drug abuse, but never fear, it was just a cigarette…at least that’s kinda what it appears to be. Washington’s a pretty old school guy so there’s been speculation that the cigarette was hand rolled, hence the irregular look to it. Tv cameras popped the Texas...

Tigers call up Valverde, annouce him as closer

The Detroit Tigers have promoted Jose Valverde to the major league roster. In a surprise move, Tigers manager Jim Leyland considered Leyland the teams closer. Valverde was signed by the Tigers earlier this month after the team denied interest in their former closer. With the promotion to the major league roster, Valverde will take over the role previously occupried by Joaquin Benoit...
Tigers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

CBS Sports to launch 'We Need to Talk,' first all-female show

After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female sports show. “We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Leslie Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. “From the moment news of...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago

Ned Yost rips Royals fans for poor attendance at games

The Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the American League Central and, barring a collapse, are poised to make the playoffs for the first time since the won the World Series in 1985. Yet, for some reason, manager Ned Yost is not happy. “I know there’s different things you can do. But there’s a real need for our fans to be a part of this. We had a great crowd last night, and...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 hours ago

Report: Patriots players 'pissed' about Mankins trade

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesWe've seen this story before.Patriots players were, according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, "pissed" about the Logan Mankins trade.  A league source connected to several Patriots players used a “p” word that rhymes with “missed” to describe the mood in the locker room Tuesday. Many players still felt that Mankins was the best lineman...
Via Patriots Life
10 hours ago

Report: North Carolina football being investigated for hazing

Already with an ugly history of academic fraud, illegal benefits, and NCAA sanctions, the University of North Carolina is being investigated again. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports the Tar Heels football team is currently being investigated for an alleged hazing incident. Yahoo! Sports: During the first week of August, redshirt freshman walk-on wide […]
Via Full Scale Sports
13 hours ago

WVU QB says his first kiss was with Nick Saban's daughter

Clint Trickett’s full quote, context and all. Romeo and Juliet scene gonna play out Saturday in Atlanta. #WVU pic.twitter.com/S6aDXlcWlR — Stephen...
Via Busted Coverage
12 hours ago

Odd good-luck charm credited for Yanks' winning streak

With time winding down on the season and the New York Yankees’ hopes of making the postseason dwindling, relief pitcher Shawn Kelley may have inadvertently stumbled upon the team’s good luck charm while perusing Amazon. Kelley last week debuted a particularly disturbing-looking horse head mask during pregame stretches and since then, the Yankees have not […] The post Yankees’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago

Report: NHL putting team in Las Vegas is 'done deal'

It’s time to talk about NHL expansion again. The topic which most of us have exhausted ourselves discussing is back and this time it comes from a report seen in The Providence. According to Tony Gallagher, an NHL team in Vegas is going to be a reality in the very near future. From the article: “Sources close to the situation have indicated Las Vegas is a done deal, the only thing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 hours ago

Wolves owner takes a few parting shots at Kevin Love

Now that Kevin Love is officially a Cleveland Cavalier, it’s open season for his former employer and/or teammates to take shots at him on his way out the door. That’s exactly what Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has done. Would you […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
15 hours ago

Josh Shaw mentioned in burglary report near campus

Josh Shaw’s name was mentioned in a burglary report taken nearby the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ. Shaw suffered two sprained ankles on Saturday night and told USC the injuries occurred when he jumped off a second-floor balcony to save a 7-year-old nephew who was drowning in a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago

Seahawks, Carroll fined $300K for offseason rules violation

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Seahawks and HC Pete Carroll have been fined over $300,000 for violation of the offseason non-contact rules. According to the report, Carroll’s fine is “at least” $100,000 and the Seahawks received a fine “in excess of $200,000.” Mortensen adds that Seattle will be docked two 2015 minicamp practices after their June 16th OTA...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.