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Lloyd McClendon won’t change his underwear until the Tigers stop winning

Sep 15, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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Detroit hitting coach Lloyd McClendon has vowed not to change his underwear until the Tigers lose again and they’re riding a 12-game winning streak that dates back to September 2.

“Guys are getting a little uncomfortable standing next to me now,” McClendon told Bob Nightengale of USA Today. “They believe they can’t be beat. So if this thing keeps going, it can ugly.”

Luckily for McClendon the Tigers’ dugout probably smells of Jim Leyland’s cigarettes enough to mask his stench for at least another few games.

Nightengale notes that the last team with a winning streak longer than 12 games was the A’s in 2002, when they won a record 20 games in a row (which is featured prominently in the Moneyball movie). Coincidentally the Tigers begin a four-game series against the A’s in Oakland tonight.

  1. cur68 - Sep 15, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Oh great. Now a nation consisting of the baseball viewing public knows the state of this man’s foundation garments. It truly is a pity that a thing, once known, cannot be unknown.

  2. dracko19 - Sep 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM


  3. halladaysbiceps - Sep 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Once he does take off his underwear, they will need a bio-hazard team to perform the extraction.

    • 4d3fect - Sep 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM


  4. dailyrev - Sep 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Professor Gleeman thus demonstrates: even in the Information Age, there is such a thing as Too Much Information.

  5. kinggeorge96 - Sep 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Really… EW!

  6. mjay424 - Sep 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Is the man married?

    Have a girlfriend?

  7. pisano - Sep 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    I wished he would have kept that news to himself. Good God is nothing sacred?

  8. jamie54 - Sep 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Does not mean he can’t take them off to wash, then put them back on when dry.

  9. doghousejohnny - Sep 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Hopefully they will be able to tell the difference between the crack of the bats and the crunch of his underwear.

    • Bryz - Sep 15, 2011 at 10:13 PM

      So far this wins for grossest quote in this post/thread.

  10. lionpride10 - Sep 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Sounds like the team and his underwear have a streak.

  11. creator69 - Sep 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    According to Mlive Leyland isn’t changing his socks or underware until they lose

    • cur68 - Sep 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

      And of course nothing is so bad that it can’t be made worse.

  12. umrguy42 - Sep 16, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Crash Davis: I told him that a player on a streak has to respect the streak.
    Annie Savoy: Oh fine.
    Crash Davis: You know why? Because they don’t – -they don’t happen very often.
    Annie Savoy: Right.
    Crash Davis: If you believe you’re playing well because you’re getting laid, or because you’re not getting laid, or because you wear women’s underwear, then you *are*! And you should know that!

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