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Quote of the Day II: Jim Leyland on doubles

Jun 17, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

The Orioles are coming in to Detroit to play the Tigers this evening. Jim Leyland was asked about Orioles star Manny Machado. Leyland’s take:


Second behind Machado in hitting doubles is Gerardo Parra with 23. That means that Leyland has between 24 and 31 of his own doubles. Jose Valverde has 19 appearances this year. Yeah, I’d figure about one and a half double scotches per Valverde appearance if I was his manager too.

  1. largebill - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Have to assume he gets a ride to the bar from Valverde since someone said he is driving ’em to drink.

  2. DJ MC - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Jose Valverde:Jim Leyland::Don Stanhouse:Earl Weaver

    Full Pack, meet Double Scotch!

  3. historiophiliac - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    That seems a conservative estimate, Craig. The number of drinks should be weighted to number of runs given up, it seems to me.

    • apmn - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      I also think that double scotches need to be rounded up to the nearest integer. What’s half of a double scotch?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM


  4. cocheese000 - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t he smoke 100 cigarettes during a rain delay?

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