Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Greg Eno in MLB
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My weekly take on the Tigers, also known simply and affectionately as “MMM.” Week of Sept. 14-20: 3-4 This week: Sept. 22-24: at Cle; Sept. 25-27: at CWS

Goat of the Week The Metrodome, pure and simple. Oh, and Jim Leyland. The Dome jumped up and got the Tigers again on Saturday, as left fielder Don Kelly lost a harmless (HA!) fly ball in the lethal combination of white lights/white dome roof/white baseball, opening the floodgates for the Twins in the eighth inning of a game the Tigers were leading, 2-1. So the Dome gets blamed, but so does Leyland. Why on Earth did he have the rookie Kelly in left field in that situation and in that stadium? It’s been whispered before about Leyland—that he sometimes places players in positions to fail. Yes, more ve ...

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