Here's what Jim Leyland had to say at his press conference today:
"It has been a huge honor to have been the Tigers manager for the past eight seasons, so many wonderful days and nights at Comerica Park with almost every seat filled. I can't thank you enough for your support," said Jim Leyland. "When I came here all I wanted was a chance and you gave me that. I hope you do the same for your next manager. My goal coming here was to turn talent into team, and with the help of the entire organization, we did that. This is not a good bye, it's a so long, as I will be accepting another position in the organization yet to be determined. I hope you enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed you."
"Turning talent into team" That's a hell of a quote
— Patrick Leyland (@pleyland1013) October 21, 2013
His son's got that right.
What a ride, Jim Leyland – thank you for all the memories.