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#pounditTuesday, March 21, 2023

Jim Leyland smoked a cigarette in dugout during Game 3 delay

Jim LeylandDetroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made good use of a 17-minute delay at Comerica Park during Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday by lighting up a cigarette and smoking in the dugout.

FOX, which was televising the game, put Erin Andrews on air for a report about the delay. Andrews chuckled as she began her report, explaining that she was looking at Leyland smoking.

“And I’m laughing because I’m looking at (Jim) Leyland smoking in the dugout …” Andrews began.

Andrews explained that a sub station went down, taking out the power to the lights in right field. There was a delay that lasted 17 minutes until they powered the lights back on.

Leyland is a well known smoker, so the report should not surprise you. But it is pretty funny to hear about how he spends his breaks between action. And he’s not the first manager we’ve seen light up in the dugout. Remember this?


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