Jim Leyland is competing with Manny Machado for doubles lead
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is one of the most entertaining managers in baseball, mainly because he is so old school. People lose their filter as they get older and are willing to say whatever is on their mind. Leyland is worse.
On Monday, the 68-year-old two-time Manager of the Year was asked how his team is prepared to handle Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado. The 20-year-old third baseman is off to a phenomenal start this season, batting .324 with five homers and 37 RBI. He also leads Major League Baseball in doubles with 33 — 10 more than the next closest player. That’s fine with Leyland, because he’s leading the majors in his own category. Via Hardball Talk:
Quote of the year, from Leyland: "Machado leads the league in doubles. I'm second in doubles — double vodkas, double scotches … "
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 17, 2013
Would you expect anything less from the guy who wears the same underwear during winning streaks and kisses his pitchers on camera? You probably don’t do that stuff without doubling down on the vodka and scotch.
H/T SI Hot Clicks