Originally Posted by CalJr3000
Leyland's inexplicable loyalty to Gerald Laird (in general, not just this year) has really hurt the Tigers. The game has definitely passed him by. Maybe he was previously a good manager (though his '97 Marlins were a pretty difficult team to mess up), but other than 2006, he hasn't done anything to impress me, especially in such a weak division. The choke job in game 163 against the Twins a couple years ago is completely on him. I can't wait to see him go and I'll split a bus ticket with 37Jetson to see his dumb, chain-smoking ass right out of town.
Laird isn't a bad back up at all. He batted pretty good