130-year-old Tigers manager Jim Leyland has seen a lot in his 87 years in baseball. He’s experienced the highest of the the high (a World Series title with the Marlins in 1997) and the lowest of the low (a 54-108 record the following season, after the marlins got rid of all their good players). He’s cursed out a young Barry Bonds, taken those Pirates to the brink of the World Series, experienced some excruciating playoff losses, then been around for the fallout when the Pirates lost all their good players.
And as of last night, he’s won two pennants with the Tigers. And while winning the pennant is big, it’s nothing Leyland hasn’t done before. So after all he’s seen in his 214 years of life – 177 of them spent in baseball – you expected him to go all nutso over this? No, friends. When you’ve seen what Jim Leyland has seen, it’s going to take much, much more to pique the interest of your 329-year-old mind. Photos via Getty and AP:
In fairness to Leyland, he actually had nice things to say about his team’s accomplishments after the game. He just didn’t say any of them with his face.