Even if you happen to despise the Tigers, it’s probably rather difficult not to enjoy the disarming likeness of Leyland, or Leyland himself for that matter. Is there a cooler, more likable manager in all of baseball? Ozzie Guillen is an endlessly entertaining character, but half the time it’s for being a stupendous jackass. Jimmy’s simply a down to earth fellow who sincerely tells it like it is while sprinkling in a nice helping of dry humor, like how he didn’t take up smoking until he worked for Tony La Russa in the early 80s.
It’ll certainly be a sad day for baseball when Leyland finally decides to call it quits.
[via Detroit News]