Jim Leyland, the chain smoking, baseball lifer who won a World Championship with the Florida Marlins in 1997 has decided to hang them up today after a lifetime in baseball. In addition to the Marlins, he managed The Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies and most recently the Detroit Tigers. Leyland is here today because he was a classy guy who got it. He will be remembered for a lot of things, but he will be remembered here for his classy decision to pull all the players off the field so that the great Mariano Rivera could be honored as he came in in what would be his last All Star game.
Class. Hard-nosed baseball and, of course, cigarettes. Jim Leyland will be missed in MLB.Follow What Sucks on Twitter!