All right, we're gonna make a vow: We're pretty tired of this whole Kenny Rogers business, and we're not gonna talk about it anymore. We know controversy is fun, and we know Rogers probably had pine tar on his hand, and we know Tony LaRussa probably should have had him thrown out of the game. But in all seriousness: It really didn't make a difference. Rogers shut down the Cardinals, the series is tied and, well, we don't even know if we're gonna see Rogers again this series. It's fun to have something to talk about, and we'll confess an affinity to "Kenny Rogers has poop on his hands" humor, but really, we're over it.
We'd like to talk instead about Jim Leyland, a guy we could watch talk for days. He had a vintage day yesterday; when discussing the Rogers business, he unleashed the classic Leyland grumbling retort, "I'm not going to chew yesterday's breakfast." This is funny not just because it could have come from no one other than Leyland, but also because we can actually imagine Leyland still chewing some ham and eggs from last Thursday.
Let us retell our favorite Jim Leyland story, which we mentioned back when he was interviewing for the Tigers job.