JIM LEYLAND RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 will be 'special assistant' to Dave Dombrowski, Detroit Tigers

Jim Leyland confirmed today on Detroit Sports 105.1 that he will be a special assistant to Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski heading into the 2014 season. Leyland, who managed the Tigers from 2006-13, said as he stepped down last fall that he would stick with the team in an undetermined role. Today, he told Drew Lane on 105.1 FM: “I’m going to do whatever (Dombrowski...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leyland to take 'grand' ride on Thanksgiving

It's not a World Series parade, but former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland will take it. Leyland, who surprised the baseball world last week by resigning from his managerial gig, told a local TV station that he'll be the grand marshal of the Americas Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. "It'll be a nice way to say goodbye to fans," Leyland told WDIV. Leyland...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers managerial search is complex

The Detroit Tigers are caught in a very difficult spot with their search for a new manager. Just one day after Jim Leyland stepped aside, fans and media across Michigan have frantically begun to assemble their wish lists. Fortunately for all of us, Dave Dombrowski had a six week head start as Leyland told him he was done back on September 7th. The timing of this particular search...
Via isportsweb.com
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland tells fart joke while stepping down as Tigers manager (Video)

Jim Leyland made it official in a press conference Monday that he was stepping down as Detroit Tigers manager, saying that it was a decision he made back in September when he felt that "it's time". However, when having trouble hearing a question from the media, Leyland used the opportunity to lighten the mood a fart joke. Why a fart joke, you ask?  Because...
Via Holdout Sports
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers will win it all, here’s why

At 9:37 eastern time on Friday night, the Detroit Tigers will finally kick off their much anticipated playoff run. They’ll start by playing in the rowdy house that Billy Beane built. Beane’s Oakland A’s are favored by many to knock off the Tigers in the ALDS best of 5 series. I think not. Yes, the Tigers’ offense has sagged as Miguel Cabrera’s power has dipped due to injury...
Via isportsweb.com
October 02, 2013  |  2 Comments

Detroit Tigers: lining up the postseason roster

The Detroit Tigers are on the cusp of clinching a 3rd straight AL Central crown and will either play Boston or Oakland in the ALDS. No matter who they play, the Tigers will be entering the playoffs as a road team and with less fanfare than usual. Perhaps, after a few deep playoff runs the past few years, the Tigers are old hat now. My hunch is that the players are just fine with...
Via isportsweb.com
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Leyland's funny dated reference

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a funny dated reference that showed his age and lack of present pop culture knowledge.

Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss
BE LIKE MIKE

Jim Leyland breaks out the moonwalk

The coolest manager by far has to be Detroit Tigers, Jimmy Leyland.  When he’s not openly smoking a cigarette in the clubhouse during major league baseball games, you can catch him showing off his latest dance moves.  Prior to Saturday’s game between the Tigers and Indians, Leyland had a dance off with the “King of Pop.”  Take a look: courtesy of mlb.com As you can see...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
CHEERS

Jim Leyland cracks joke about booze

Tigers skipper Jim Leyland made a joke about his affinity for certain alcoholic beverages while praising Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.

Via NESN.com
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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