Originally Posted by bdeuce22
I saw leyland the other day at the grocery store buying a $7 rotisserie chicken
Did he buy it from "Tom in Royal Oak"?
In 2007 , I was in Chicago for the Michigan/Northwestern game and stayed at a hotel on North Michigan Avenue. It was also the last series of the regular season; the Tigers were in town to play the White Sox. On early Sunday morning, I saw Jim Leyland in the lobby wearing a jaunty sport coat. He was alone, but soon was surrounded by fans who wanted to chat with him about their "cottage up north", their "brand new puppy", their "new car", etc... Every mundane thing you could think of. Now, the night before, the Tigers had lost (probably badly) and the last thing any manager would want to do the morning after was yak with strangers about "stuff". Yet, Jim was a gentleman. He engaged all these people as if they were old friends. He seemed genuinely interested in the every day stuff they were wanted to talk about. I was mightily impressed.
No. I did not approach him. I was too starstruck.
The night before, the Tigers had announced that they were releasing Sean Casey. I still miss "The Mayor".