Posted October 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series. Six years ago, their last Series appearance, they lounged around for nearly a week before getting wiped out by St. Louis. This time, while once again waiting for the National League opponent to be decided, they stayed busy by working on bunts, playing against their instructional league team and letting ace Justin Verlander throw to hitters. ''Well, we just tried to come up with something,'' Leyland said Tuesday. ''It wasn't like in 2006, where some people would indicate we sat around happy to get there, not doing anything, eating bon-bons.'' ''That wasn't the case. We ran into bad weather problems in Detroit, so we were really handicapped,'' the manager said. ''So this time we've done some things to try to keep us from being idle for four or five days. I definitely think it affected the last World Series.''...
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