Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Refuses To Change Underwear, Grosses Out TV Reporter
We're hoping "Stinky Jim Leyland" is a nickname that catches on. During the Tigers' recent 12-game win streak, Leyland, their 66-year-old manager, got a little superstitious and decided to smoke a cigar and not change his socks until his team lost.
Baseball men, particularly the old-timers, are wont to do this during stretches of good fortune. Leyland, however, took it to another level.
“I will wear these underwear until we lose,” he said to reporters. “I can tell you that right now. And they will not be washed. And I don't give a shit who knows it.”
This is gross, obviously, but Leyland is a grizzled vet. He will do anything to win, and that includes allowing his underwear to become so inundated in bear tracks that it looks like Yellowstone Park.
Going into last night's game against the A's, Leyland hadn't changed his underwear in 14 days. This made the sportscasters on FSN Detroit make stinky faces. Mercifully, the Tigers streak ended last night in a 6-1 loss to the A's, so Stinky Jim was allowed to change his britches.
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