Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 11/18/14

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 This is the third straight Tigers’ division title and the third straight time that Leyland has withdrawn from the celebration for a few teary-eyed moments in his office.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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