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Jim Leyland

Jim Leyland retires as Tigers manager

Jim Leyland, who led the Detroit Tigers to two pennants in eight seasons and got them to the verge of a third this season, will not return for a ninth.

Leyland announced in a press conference Monday that he is stepping down as Detroits manager.

“Im going to be 69 years old,” he said. “Im not ashamed of that. Im proud of it. The fuels getting a little low.”Leyland will be accepting another position with the club, which is yet to be determined.

Jim Leyland

Tigers bring back manager Jim Leyland and staff for 2013

Jim Leyland is returning next year as manager of the Detroit Tigers.

The team and its manager quickly ended any remaining speculation about his status by announcing Tuesday that Leyland’s contract was extended through 2013. He managed on a one-year deal this year and led the Tigers to the World Series, where they were swept by the San Francisco Giants.

“Detroit is a tremendous baseball town and I couldn’t dream of a better place to manage,” Leyland said in a statement. “Tigers fans and the people of Michigan have supported us so well during my time here, I can’t even begin to express how much that means to me.”

The team said Leyland’s coaching staff also has been invited to return. FOX Sports Detroit.

Toby Harrah to remain on staff as assistant hitting coach; all six coaches to return (MLive)

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

The Daily Vibe – A Roundup of the Day’s Detroit Sports Stories for October 16, 2012

Jim Leyland resolute in keeping Jose Valverde as his closer, but won’t commit to his actually closing games (Bless You Boys)

Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva continue to struggle (Detroit Bad Boys)

Ndamukong Suh doesn’t receive ticket for car accident, is facing unrelated lawsuit (Pride Of Detroit)

Red Wings’ Cory Emmerton breaks finger in Finland, might be out for a while (MLive)

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Jerome Harrison

The Daily Vibe – A Roundup of the Day’s Detroit Sports Stories for October 5, 2012

Lions running back Jerome Harrison ‘doing pretty bad,’ according to Joshua Cribbs (Pride Of Detroit)

MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis Issues Statement on Ohio State Report to Big Ten on LG Jack Allen (Spartan Nation)

Jim Leyland on PTI: ‘If you go to work worrying about your job, you don’t have a job’ (MLive)

Beleaguered Lions special teams boss Danny Crossman says he will teach better (Detroit News)

Drew Henson back with Yankees as Rookie League coach (NY Post)

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Jahvid Best

The Daily Vibe – A Roundup of the Day’s Detroit Sports Stories for August 3, 2012

Detroit Lions Consider Jahvid Best “Week-To-Week” (SideLion Report)

Jim Leyland sees the error of his ways – Delmon Young will no longer bat 5th against right hand pitching (Bless You Boys)

Lions sign undrafted free agents Pat Boyle and Tracy Robertson (MLive)

Avisail Garcia, Bruce Rondon continue to post strong numbers for Double-A Erie (MLive)

Detroit Tigers’ Delmon Young appears in court; defense lawyer attempting to work out deal (MLive)

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