Posts Tagged ‘Jim Leyland’

What Jim Joyce SHOULD Have Done After Blowing Armando Galaragga’s Perfect Game

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

It was two seasons ago in a men’s wood bat summer league game. It is a good league, with great competition, plus many former (and at least one current) major leaguers as alumni.
I was base umpire, situated behind the pitcher’s mound in a two-man team. Man on first, one out, late in a tied game.
Batter [...]

Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Puts Unnecessary Pitch Count on Justin Verlander

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

He was one of the last of a dying breed, and old school manager who made decisions on his gut instinct more often than the computer printouts. He was always smoking in the hallway leading to the clubhouse and swearing like a sailor would on a three-day weekend pass.
Jim Leyland was a bench coach with [...]