Parker and The Man “podcast #8” 10/29/13

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LEYLAND LEAVES IN CLASSY FASHION

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Let’s get this out of the way.  No one is more bothered at not bringing a World Series title to Detroit than their departing manager.  Jim Leyland desperately wanted the city to have the trophy that owner Mike Ilitch covets.  He got close going to the World Series twice in his eight seasons but no cigar.

Or… cigarettes, as Leyland was so famous for. 

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em Jim!

Saying at the Monday press conference that “it was time” and “the fuel was getting low and that’s the way it went,” Leyland stepped down as Tigers’ manager. 

He took over a club he loved in 2006.  GM Dave Dombrowski didn’t hesitate to give his buddy the keys to the on-field kingdom after a failed experiment with fan favorite Alan Trammell.  Tram had lost 300 games in three seasons including an American League record 119 losses in 2003. 

When Leyland took over in 2006, there was absolutely NO indication that Tiger team was World Series bound. 

ZERO!

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