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Tigers manager Jim Leyland is widely known as a players' manager. His open-door policy and his philosophy of getting reserves semi-regular at bats make him a favorite among most of players. One of his regular season reserves, Will Rhymes, who did not make the ALDS or ALCS, expressed some displeasure with the skipper over Twitter Saturday night.
Apparently Rhymes is a little disgruntled after not being chosen to replace Delmon Young on the ALCS roster after he was ruled out with a strained oblique. Instead, fellow utility infielder Danny Worth was chosen. Rhymes, a second baseman, didn't like Leyland having Worth pinch run for Ramon Santiago in the top of the ninth of Game One versus Texas. He had had enough.
Rhymes must have taken some heat from Tigers fans following the tweet and came up with a hit-you-in-the-face-obvious lie.
Will, we know that professional athletes have nerves of steel. Little League moms turn away when they get nervous. Major League sec...
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Ordonez hit poorly...
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Washington's handling of his...