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JIM LEYLAND RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Leyland Honored by Detroit Tigers

Jim Leyland was not always the most popular figure around Detroit during his tenure as Tigers manager, but he did lead the team to an impressive run of success. Saturday afternoon, before the Tigers’ win over the Twins, the organization — and the fans — paid tribute to Leyland. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Leyland gets a tribute, gives a tribute

DETROIT -- Jim Leyland's cell phone rang in the middle of a press conference held before the Detroit Tigers honored their retired manager on Saturday afternoon. The ring tone, an elevator music version of "Bad to the Bone," didn't startle Leyland. His phone ringing while he gathered with reporters was nothing new. "The Skipper" often took brief calls from his children, wife, Yogi...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornacki: Give it up for Leyland

DETROIT -- When Jim Leyland throws out the first pitch before Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins, I hope he gets a standing ovation. That will get to him, and Leyland will have to step off the rubber to wipe tears from his eyes. It will be another moment to remember. It also will be a time to remember just what Leyland brought to this town, the Detroit Tigers teams he...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 08, 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

Leyland joins Tigers in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's not easy for former Tigers manager Jim Leyland to arrive at spring camp quietly. But he did get in without much fanfare Tuesday morning, just hours before the Tigers played their annual exhibition game against Florida Southern. Looking casual in shorts and a white, long-sleeve shirt, Leyland first visited the front offices upstairs at Joker Marchant Stadium...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 25, 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...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland will be Special Assistant to General Manager

According to Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press, Jim Leyland has a job to become a special assistant to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski starting in 2014. On 105.1 FM he told host Drew Lane, “I’m going to do whatever Dombrowski wants me to do.” Leyland, recently stepping down as Tigers manager, managed eight successful seasons with Detroit that included four trips...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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