I love Jim Leyland not because we went to the same high school (go yellow jackets) but because he is a baseball man. He knows the game, respects the game, and made the game important to people who love Detroit sports. Some Tiger fans hate him, they have short memories. Leyland made the Tigers matter to people that didn't have 2003 season tickets, like it or not.
...PLEASE make Damon your leadoff hitter and move your catchers to the friggin' nine-hole! Damon at least knows how to get on base via the walk if needed and the COMBINED average of your catchers still don't warrant hitting 7th.