Now that Jim Leyland has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers, is there any chance he’ll be back working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in some capacity?
If you’re a Pirates fan hoping for a happy reunion, you’ll be disappointed.
Here’s what Leyland told the Tribune-Review:
I really don’t want to come back to the organization. Not because I don’t love it, but (because) they’ve set their tempo now and they have their own people in place. They don’t need somebody like me hanging around and, really, I don’t need to do that. I signed with the Tigers, and I was here (27) years. I’ll retire a Tiger.
Too bad, but understandable. Heck, Leyland last managed the Bucs in 1996.
I know what Leyland said, but you never know.
– Rick Green