â†µSo we're happy to report that the Detroit Tigers, happy to have Mr. Ty Cobb Without The Racism at the helm, have extended Leyland's contract through the 2011 season: â†µ
â†µâ‡¥On Friday, Leyland was stretched on a couch that folds out into a â†µâ‡¥bed in his office at Comerica Park, smoking a cigarette and having a â†µâ‡¥cup of coffee, when he got the good news. â†µâ‡¥â†µWe're shocked too; not that his contract was extended, but that he has a fold-out couch in his office. We always figured he had a Murphy Bed. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"I was totally shocked," he said. â†µ
â†µSo the city of Detroit has its gruff little mascot for another couple years, and his music career is still going to be on hold. All of thiis seems and feels "right," and even if his motivational techniques include holding Brandon Inge's mother at knifepoint in the clubhouse, well, so much the better, because maybe if Inge would get a clutch hit in the 8th once in a while, his mother would be just fine, now wouldn't she?
â†µNever leave, Leyland. Instead of a contract extension every couple of years, can't the Tigers just extend it until "whenever the Marlboro Reds finally win"? Or wait, he wouldn't smoke Marlboro. It's got to be Lucky Strike.â†µ
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