Tag:Lloyd McClendon
Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:03 pm

Tigers won't change underwear until they lose

Jim Leyland

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The 66-year-old manager of the Tigers, Jim Leyland, has been called crusty before, but that's because of his age and his sometimes gruff demeanor. He may be earning the adjective for another reason.

"I will wear these underwear until we lose," Leyland said on Thursday according to MLive.com's Chris Iott. "I can tell you that right now. And they will not be washed. And I don't give a (expletive) who knows it."

Leyland's also not changing his socks and smoking a cigar every day before the game -- as not to mess with a winning streak that had reached 12 games before Thursday night's game and make the air around him as unpleasant as possible. But if you think it's only his office that will have a particular odor, the coaches' locker room probably isn't much better. Wednesday it was revealed in USA Today that hitting coach Lloyd McClendon wasn't changing his drawers either while the team is on a hot streak.

"Guys are getting a little uncomfortable standing next to me now," McClendon told USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "They believe they can't be beat. So if this thing keeps going, it can get ugly."

And smelly. 

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 12:11 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:29 am

Bobby V. interviewed with Mariners

Bobby Valentine Oh, don't you just need more Bobby Valentine news?

Well, Valentine interviewed for the Mariners job on Monday, the Seattle Times ' Larry Stone reports . He also notes former Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon will interview this week.

Cecil Cooper is interviewing today. Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and former Indians manager Eric Wedge are also expected to interview this week.

Valentine is considered a "leading candidate" to manage the Marlins, as well.

Valentine was the Mets Triple-A manager when current Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik was the team's farm director. In addition to managing the Rangers and Mets, Valentine has two managing stints in Japan with the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Mariners not only have Ichiro Suzuki, who has said to want Valentine, but rare also owned by Nintendo of America.

McClendon is currently the hitting coach for the Tigers.

Stone notes the Mariners are still interested to see what happens with Tony La Russa and the Cardinals. The team would be interested in La Russa if he left St. Louis.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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