Tag:Jim Leyland
Posted on: April 23, 2008 7:35 am
 

This is why I love Detroit

Well, not Detroit, per se. Nobody can love Detroit. The traffic stinks, I-75 has been ruined, and Kid Rock is unforgivably bad, other than "Cowboy."

But the Detroit Tigers? They've lovable, and I love them. Mainly I love general manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland, the best GM-manager combo in baseball. The move they just made, switching Carlos Guillen to third and Miguel Cabrera to first, was so simple, it was genius.

It seems obvious in hindsight -- Cabrera might have been the worst-fielding third baseman in history, Guillen is a former shortstop -- but until it happened last night, who knew it was even a possibility? I love it. I hate myself for not predicting it ahead of time, but that's why Dombrowski and Leyland are who they are ... and I am who I am. Sigh.

On the bright side, I can smell a pig from a mile away. As long as it has enough BBQ sauce.

And Detroit is going to win the 2008 World Series.

 

Posted on: March 7, 2008 6:49 am
 

Morning: Pat Riley and Kelvin Sampson still suck

Pat Riley might miss a couple of games for the Heat to go on the road and scout college players. Because Riley is such a good judge of talent and chemistry. Jeez, Pat, do everyone a favor and take the rest of, oh, your career off.

Kelvin Sampson is already working on his next job in the NBA, where ethics are optional.

Concussion-bound LB Dan Morgan has settled on a new team to not play for.

Look, I like Eric Bynes as much as the next person ... but not as much as this person. Wow. And there's no excuse for the plaid pajamas on a grown man. Ever.

Johan Santana probably didn't sign with the Mets to be told to wear this particular strap-on. Only in New York. Or Port St. Lucie.

Aided by the Philadelphia media, which won't let this non-story go, Cole Hamels keeps on bitching about the horrific pay the Phillies keep forcing on him. Be quiet, Cole. Please.

You too, Donald Fehr. You lying, enabling, transparent bully.

This guy paid $10,000 to win the "bring a fan to work" promotion of the Detroit Tigers, and his reward was a spot next to Jim Leyland? Jeez, $10,000 doesn't go as far as it once did. I kid, I kid. I'm a big Leyland guy.

Pot-smoking David Harrison went mental in the locker room after getting a late technical foul for the Pacers.

One of the best lightweights in MMA will fight one of the best BJJ coaches later this month.

 

 
 
 
 
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