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tony hipchest
04-18-2006, 06:25 PM
cause his team comes out flat and doesnt seize the opportunity to win a series. this was great stuff and i agree with him all the way but, what i really wanna know is how hard the pirates tried to get him back, if they really tried at all? if so, why didnt it work? i rooted for him with the marlins just like i rooted for ramirez and lofton with the cubs.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 07:25 PM
From what I took he knew what was going on in the organization and realized it was a bad situation because of his history here and the expectations the would be on him and he knew he couldnt meet his and fan standards with the handcuffs put on him by the front office.

I definatley prefer a Leyland type he knows what he is doing, keeps it in the club house unless he needs to embarass the team to get the point across like he just did. He always has gotten the best out of everyone. He was at Pirates games the last few years as a scout for the Cards I believe

tony hipchest
04-18-2006, 07:28 PM
thats kind of what i suspected but wasnt sure how hard the pirates went after him. i was really suprised he went back into managing, actually.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 07:34 PM
I think they tried to get him just to have the Pirates mentioned on ESPN, I wouldnt doubt they knew they wouldnt get him and just put his name out there as lip service

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 08:48 PM
God's gift to baseball from many Pirate fans.....lol. The guy is a sell out. I hope Detroit bombs.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 08:54 PM
How do you blame the guy, he had 4 losing seasons after 92 and he left to go somewhere were he was given the tools to win which he wasnt here. he lost over 85 games 3 out of 4 years (1 strike year). Thats comparable to Mac. Someone like Leyland just cant lose like that

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 08:59 PM
LOL, yeah, tell that to Florida and Colorado. The guy bails out when things get tough. He has a history of bailing out on teams. But he's the best manager in baseball history in this city. Give me a f-ing break. This is not surprising...lol.

tony hipchest
04-18-2006, 09:15 PM
LOL, yeah, tell that to Florida and Colorado. The guy bails out when things get tough. He has a history of bailing out on teams. But he's the best manager in baseball history in this city. Give me a f-ing break. This is not surprising...lol. personally i liked mcclendon. i just figured if leyland was out there looking for a job the pirates wouldve made a strong effort to bring him back. that mightve shown a false commitment to winning though.

like ive said ive been kinda sour on baseball after 94. while i like to follow my team and baseball in general, nothing can take place of football or nascar. im pretty sure neither will rip a season away from the fans.

i cant blame leyland for leaving. hell he knew enough to tell bonds he was better off elsewhere.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 09:31 PM
LOL, yeah, tell that to Florida and Colorado. The guy bails out when things get tough. He has a history of bailing out on teams. But he's the best manager in baseball history in this city. Give me a f-ing break. This is not surprising...lol.

The best manager in Pirates history was Danny Murtaugh, only managed the Pirates and compiled a .540 record in 15 years with two WS. He is the Chuck Noll of the Pirates. I never said Leyland was

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 09:33 PM
The best manager in Pirates history was Danny Murtaugh, only managed the Pirates and compiled a .540 record in 15 years with two WS. He is the Chuck Noll of the Pirates

That's not what I hear from many in this city when dealing with the Pirates......lol.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 09:36 PM
Most people in the city dont know much about the Pirates from before 79 outside of Maz's HR to win the WS and some guy named Clemente

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 09:47 PM
Most people in the city dont know much about the Pirates from before 79 outside of Maz's HR to win the WS and some guy named Clemente

I'll agree with that to a degree only because they haven't had much to cheer for since those names...lol. They have actually caught on to the fact that this team and league in general is not worth following as closely as before. But many have been watching the game alot longer than some of these highschool and college "kids".

Suitanim
04-19-2006, 08:35 AM
Was he refering to the series with the Tribe?

83-Steelers-43
04-19-2006, 08:41 AM
Was he refering to the series with the Tribe?

Specifically, the 10-2 loss against the Indians.

Suitanim
04-19-2006, 09:10 AM
If I was Leyland, I wouldn't be too upset about that...or he's gonna have a LONG season.

By the by, the Indians went into Camden Yards last night and destroyed the Orioles 15-1.

SteelerDan43
04-19-2006, 10:02 AM
I think he was mad just in that he had the opertunity to take 2 out of 3 from a playoff calibur team and the team outside of Shelton didnt show up. Something the Pirates need to avoid doing today as we have the opertunity to take 2 out of 3 from the class of the NL in the Cards.

tony hipchest
05-19-2006, 09:39 AM
just saw this morning that since leylands vent, the tigers are 20-7, and have the best record of 27-13. good job jimmy. too bad hes not a buc, cause hes the man.

83-Steelers-43
05-19-2006, 09:45 AM
Wish our manager would show some emotion from time to time. As for Leyland being the manager here. He would have bailed out by now and made sure he went to a team with a 82,302,069 payroll like the Detroit Tigers.

tony hipchest
05-19-2006, 09:51 AM
He would have bailed out by now and made sure he went to a team with a 82,302,069 payroll like the Detroit Tigers. *sigh* you cant make chicken salad outta chicken shit.

speaking of mgr showing emotion, its sad when your favorite pirate moment of the last 14 years is lloyd stealing 1st.

83-Steelers-43
05-19-2006, 09:56 AM
Same when he was with Colorado and Florida also? I hope Detroit bottoms out. Take down bets on when he will decide to bail and where he will go next.

tony hipchest
10-15-2006, 01:18 AM
jim leylands tigers clinch a world series berth on a 4 game sweep or the A's tonight. i think leyland's unsatisfaction with a 2-1 series win early in the season was a defining moment for the tigers year.

i hope its not to late for cowher to learn something from this. complacency will leave you dead in the water. the bengals, jags, chargers, were all must win games. so is this weeks matchup against the cheifs. i just hope its not too little too late.

i could care less about the tigers if leyland werent the mgr. go tigers.