The ‘Jim Leyland Breakfast’ Fan Cartoon Is Awesomely Accurate [Video]
It’s scarey to think that if Jimmy and the Tigers don’t win a World Series this year, that it will probably mark the end of his run in Detroit. Leyland has raised the bar in Tigertown so high that now anything less than a championship is a failure. The Detroit News asked Jim about retirement and his answer is perfect.
“You know what, if I went out tomorrow, I wouldn’t care how any of you guys felt, I would feel like I went out on top,” Leyland said. “I was a backup Double A catcher who hit (bleeping) .222. I’ve managed in the big leagues 22 years, with a world title, division titles, American League championships. Now, what the (heck)? “I would say, holy (bleep)! I’ve got some money in my pocket, I’ve had a lot of fun, managed a lot of great players, against a lot of great players. What’s to (bleep) about?”
So I ask all Tiger fans to enjoy what could be our last year with “Smokes”. Carl Skanberg put together a cartoon imagining the breakfast of champions for Jim Leyland.