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Quote of the day: Jim Leyland on Fernando Rodney

Sep 28, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

Katniss Rodney AP

Jim Leyland and Fernando Rodney no longer wear the same uniform, but they do share a common goal, as the hopes of both the Tigers and Rays currently hinge on the performance of the White Sox. Rodney was able to close out Tampa Bay’s win over Chicago Thursday in the first game of a four-game series, and Leyland is looking for more help from his former closer.

Rodney, as you may have noticed, has taken to firing an imaginary bow and arrow after his saves this season. I’m not sure about his skills as an archer, but he’s certainly hit the mark with the vast majority of his pitches this year.

  1. philliesblow - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    The mind boogles……..

    http://mlblogsredstatebluestate.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/jim-leyland.jpg

  2. jaysjunkie - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Good pitcher, but I can’t stand this guy’s theatrics and that goddamned turned cap he wears.

    • gigab0t - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      “theatrics and turned cap”

      Man there are a LOT of theatrics and turned caps in baseball these days, better get used to it

      • chumthumper - Sep 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

        Yep, starting to look like the NFL. :-(

  3. Brian Donohue - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Mystery solved at least. I’ve seen that act 3 times this season and had no idea what he was doing, and was in no mood to look it up. Just figured it was yet another pro athlete showing me that God is one his side in every game.

  4. hardballtalkusername - Sep 28, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    It would be funny if hitters started doing this at home plate after home runs. There would be a lot of hit by pitch results and ejections.

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