Missing Jim Leyland

Tuesday October 22

To me and lots of other people, Jim Leyland has been a class act manager.  I looked forward to his post game analyses — understated and funny, down to earth, smart.   I happened to be free during most of his retirement press conference yesterday.  Here’s a 4 minute clip from  the press conference.

and a pretty good tribute by Tom Cage

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Today’s word:  Ernie Harwell’s classic recitation for many  opening days.


“For, lo, the winter is past,

the rain is over and gone;

the flowers appear on the earth;

the time for singing of birds is come,

and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”


Song of Solomon

Read on Tigers Opening Day for decades by Ernie Harwell

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