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One moment, Jim Leyland was (unsuccessfully) trying to choke back tears in his office for a FOX Sports Detroit interview. The next? He was being carried into the locker room by Torii Hunter and then moonwalking his way back out. Yep, all of that is true. And here’s the proof, via Guyism: Say what you will about Leyland (and three straight division titles have made it increasingly more difficult to criticize him), but his emotional attachment to his players and team is special. This is the third straight Tigers’ division title and the third straight time that Leyland has withdrawn from the celebration for a few teary-eyed moments in his office. Hunter interrupting his interview to bring him into the celebration, even for a few second, was as special a moment as you’re going to see.
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After a big win Tigers manager Jim Leyland tends to get a little emotion and tonight was no different.
During is post game interview with Mario Impemba, Leyland teared up then got carried away to the locker room celebration with the rest of the team where he (Leyland) was then showered with champagne.
However it was here that Leyland would exit the celebration with some moon walking...
Jim Leyland, for the third year in a row, got emotional when talking about his team:
Torii Hunter then stormed in, picked up Leyland and carried him into the clubby where Leyland was then showered and did this ...
That again in GIF form (via Guyism):
Amazing old man. When the Tigers win it all, I fully expect him to rip off his shirt for an encore.
Video: Leyland shows emotions and dance moves Jim Leyland gave us a few memorable moments on Wednesday after his Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 1-0 to clinch the AL Central for the third straight year. Leyland began crying during an interview with FOX Sports Detroit, and he profusely thanked the fans for their support. […]
Jim Leyland sat behind his desk, his blue-and-orange Detroit Tigers hat covering a lowered head.
Amid the din of players shouting and chanting a few feet away in the visitor clubhouse at Minnesota, the 68-year-old manager was asked how that sound of celebration made him feel.
''They're awful happy,'' Leyland said, barely looking up and repeating himself after...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland went through a range of emotion after his Tigers clinched the AL Central title Wednesday night with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Here is the order of the video:
Jim Leyland crying.
Jim Leyland carried an awkwardly long time like a baby by Tori Hunter.
Jim Leyland shows off the moonwalk gun dance.
Jim Leyland winning!
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Don’t know if there’s a heckuva lot more to say about this one. Always been a huge Jim Leyland fan. This does nothing except endear him more. Old school manager still doing it in the new school. And still appreciating every second of it. Plus, look at that moonwalk!
Great, great, great. Let’s go, Tigers…and Buckos.
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With a 1-0 win over the hapless Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Target Field, the Detroit Tigers clinched the team’s third-straight American League Central title. And as the champagne and beer flowed and showered the division champs, skipper Jim Leyland first got emotional, then he got down. And I mean he really got down. […]The post Shoulda done ‘The Charleston’: Jim...
MINNEAPOLIS -- As his team sprayed champagne just feet away to celebrate yet another American League Central title, Detroit manager Jim Leyland fought back tears.
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