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With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

When the World Baseball Classic was set to take off nearly 20 days ago, the anticipation for the event was a mixture of genuine baseball intrigue, along with trepidation about the tournament’s future, as well as its viability. Now, as the fourth entry of the WBC has come to a more intriguing and exciting conclusion than most anyone could have anticipated, the questions now don’t...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-Tigers manager Jim Leyland ‘crushed’ by Ilitich’s death

The words of former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland show just how many Detroit sports fans feel about the death of Mike Ilitch.Ilitch, the Little Caesars Pizza co-founder and owner of the Red Wings and Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. The Wings were a power under his watch, winning four Stanley Cups, while his spending helped turn the Tigers into a contender from a laughingstock...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB Network Presents Jim Leyland: A Life in Baseball review

The latest installment of the MLB Network Presents series is another film that focuses on a person that has spent most of his life in baseball with a variety of organizations, and this edition focuses on recently-retired former Pirates and Tigers (among others) manager Jim Leyland. The film featured archival behind the scenes footage along with a plethora of interviews, including...
Via Awful Announcing
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers pick up club option on manager Brad Ausmus

Despite a second consecutive failure to qualify for the postseason, the Detroit Tigers will not be making a managerial change. The Tigers announced on Wednesday that they have exercised the 2017 club option on manager Brad Ausmus’ contract. Ausmus was hired in November 2013 after Jim Leyland’s retirement and has steered the club to a 250-234 (.517) record in his three seasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland to manage US team at 2017 World Baseball Classic

After retiring as manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2013, it looked like Jim Leyland was going to leave his managerial career behind for good and ride into the sunset. Leyland was 69 when he said goodbye to the dugout. But the allure of managing his country seems to be a strong one. BREAKING: Jim Leyland will manage @USABaseball in 2017 @WBCBaseball tournament. Tune into @MLBNetwork...
Via The Comeback
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly apologizes for famous porn stache

After realizing he was once deemed a symbol of all that is good, clean and sexually dynamic in the Mustached American community, Don Mattingly’s conscience may have talked some sense into his quivering, now bare upper lip. As previously reported, during an interview with the Associated Press, the former Mustached American New York Yankees first baseman revealed himself to be a...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland clearly enjoying retirement, takes first selfie, does karaoke (pic/vid)

Jim Leyland, up until his resignation as manager of the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 21, 2013, has been involved in professional baseball in some way, shape or form, since the early 1960s. Sure, the Tigers gave him the token title of special assistant last winter, but that is more an honorary position than one that...Read More The post Jim Leyland clearly enjoying retirement, takes first...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland took a selfie? Jim Leyland took a selfie

hfboards.hockeysfuture.com Jim Leyland has just been waiting for the perfect time to loosen up, grow a goatee and TAKE A FREAKIN’ SELFIE.  Leyland is as old school as they come.  He makes old school look new.  Thursday evening, Director of the Detroit Tigers Foundation Jordan Field tweeted Jim Leyland’s first selfie. Leyland was like, “I need to go grumble to reporters...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers to honor former manager Jim Leyland in a pregame ceremony

The Detroit Tigers will honor former manager Jim Leyland in a pregame ceremony on Saturday, May 10th against the Minnesota Twins. Leyland will also throw out the first pitch. #Tigers will honor former manager Jim Leyland in a pregame ceremony on Saturday, May 10. He'll throw out 1st pitch before game vs. Twins — Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) April 24, 2014 Leyland — who...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland says he won’t interfere with Brad Ausmus' regime

If you thought Jim Leyland is going to continue to be a fixture at Tigers spring training and in the clubhouse, you’re apparently wrong. According to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press, the former Tigers manager says he won’t interfere with Brad Ausmus’ team nor will he be a regular face at Spring training. “Brad Ausmus is his own man, he has his own ideas, and that’s...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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