Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/21/13
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Today longtime Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that he would be stepping down from his post after eight seasons with the team. Now initially I’m not sure how big of a surprise this is considering Leyland is almost 69 years old but upon announcement his players, fans and members of the media took to Twitter to show their appreciation. Here’s some of what people had to say: It's been a pleasure getting to play for Skip. Thanks for giving me a chance, I'll never forget my first manager! #tigers — Drew Smyly (@SmylyD) October 21, 2013 What an honor playing my first 8 years with Jim Leyland. A great manager and an even better person. Thanks for believing in me. #HOF — Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) October 21, 2013 Thankful to play for one of the best managers of all time. Who's going to moonwalk now? #dancemoves #retire10 — Darin Downs (@DDowns99) October 21, 2013 Skip it was an honor to play for you! — Matt Tuiasosopo (@MPTuiasosopo) October 21, 2013 A Great MANAGER bu...
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