Jim Leyland Belts Out "Who's Your Daddy?"

Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a well-known love of singing, and it was a possible career path if that whole baseball thing hadn't worked out for him. A couple great moments of him singing have been captured on tape, like when he sang some of the Stylistics hit "Betcha by Golly, Wow" during a trip to the Motown… » 11/07/14 11:33am 11/07/14 11:33am

Here's Jim Leyland Cursing Out Barry Bonds For Nearly A Minute

Jim Leyland is retiring today, which means that now is as good a time as ever to look back at one of our favorite moments from his coaching career. Here he is at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in 1991, chewing out Barry Bonds for who knows what reason. Enjoy the glorious torrent of f-bombs. » 10/21/13 10:54am 10/21/13 10:54am

Report: Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

According to Ken Rosenthal, Jim Leyland will step down as Tigers manager after eight years. Leyland reportedly told his players after Saturday's ALCS loss to Boston, and will make it official at a news conference later this morning. Rosenthal says Leyland told the players it was time for someone younger to do the job. » 10/21/13 10:01am 10/21/13 10:01am

How Jim Leyland Gave Mariano Rivera The Perfect Moment

For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway: Mariano Rivera, with just a few more months left in his singular career, had the field all to himself. » 7/17/13 9:04am 7/17/13 9:04am

Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His High School 50…

Jim Leyland held court for the media today at baseball's winter meetings, and by all indications, he put on quite a show. Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk has all of the highlights—Leyland on the World Baseball Classic: "I support it because the Commissioner gets mad when I say I don't support it"—but toward the… » 12/05/12 7:10pm 12/05/12 7:10pm

Jim Leyland Was Righteously Pissed At Some Terrible Umpiring

In the second inning of yesterday's matinee in Boston, Mike Aviles struck out. Well, he should have struck out. He swung and missed and everything. But the home plate umpire ruled that catcher Gerald Laird had short-hopped the catch, and on his second try, Aviles stroked an RBI single. It would lead to a three-run… » 5/29/12 2:15pm 5/29/12 2:15pm

Calvin Johnson Goes Yard At Comerica Park

Fine, it was during batting practice—if you want to get technical about it—but impressive nonetheless for the Lions freakishly talented wide receiver. According to Johnson his power display was no fluke, he was approached by the Reds while in high school before he committed to Georgia Tech and football quickly took… » 5/19/12 9:31am 5/19/12 9:31am