I just finished reading an article from the AP on Sheffield and comments he made today about Jim Leyland. It seems that Sheffield is excited to be with the Tigers and this article really got me looking forward to 2007. From the article:
â€Mr. Leyland asked me if I wanted to come to Detroit, and I asked him if he was still going to be the manager,â€ said Sheffield, who played for Leyland when the Florida Marlins won the 1997 World Series. â€When he told me that he would be, I said I wanted to do it. There werenâ€™t a lot of issues after that.â€
This goes back to everyone “Loving the English D“, as billfer says.
Gary also made some great comments on facing the Tigers pitching last year:
â€I got to see firsthand that this is a great up-and-coming ballclub,â€ he said. â€I especially got to see that pitching staff. It was discouraging to face those guys, because youâ€™d be facing one guy who threw hard, and then the bullpen doors would open and someone who threw even harder would come out.â€
With the payroll nearing $95M, the money is there, the players are there, the fans are there and the 2007 season couldn’t look much better for the Tigers. These comments were made while traveling with the Tiger Caravan which I’m thinking about trying to go by and see over at Eastern Michigan tomorrow.
Anyone else stop by the caravan?