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Gene Lamont breaks Jim Leyland's toe

Feb 24, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

Baseball Prospectus’ Russell Carleton wrote a column last week called “Why All Third Base Coaches Should be Fired.”  The reason: as a group they’re way, way too timid in sending runners home on fly outs.  If that’s not bad enough, Jim Leyland now has another reason to fire his third base coach:

While defeating the coaching twosome of Lloyd McClendon and Rick
Knapp on the golf course Monday, and going up 2-0 for the spring, Jim
Leyland and Gene Lamont had a mishap. One Leyland still felt Tuesday. Lamont drove the cart over his foot — and broke Leyland’s right little toe.

Between that and Jason Heyward busting the assistant GM’s sun roof, yesterday was a good one for career-limiting behavior. Maybe someone will slug a guy today.

  1. The Common Man - Feb 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    C’mon, if you’re that team exec, don’t you get excited about the dent in your roof? Put that car in storage and show your grandkids someday. “Look, Li’l Johnny, that’s where Jason Heyward hit your pop-pop’s car on the fly from 550 feet away. Then he turned five loaves and two fishes into a pregame spread for the whole team.”

  2. BC - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Someone go find Milton Bradley. He’s always good for this sort of stuff and it’s been a while since he went completely looney. He’s due.

  3. Ryan - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Now that you mention it, I haven’t heard a word about him since shortly after the trade? Come on guys, lets get on that.

  4. Brian - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    I can get you a toe by 3:00 this afternoon. With nail polish.

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