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Jim Leyland Enjoys His Vodkas & Cranberries

By bullpenbrian at 10.22.2012 Leave a comment.

It’s not unusual to hear about players being injured in post game celebrations. But it’s not often a manager gets involved.

Jim Leyland, however, was the target of his new make-shift closer, Phil Coke, who accidentally nicked his skipper on the back of the head with a champagne bottle following the Tigers’ 4-game sweep of the Yankees in the ALCS.

It’s nothing a little cocktail couldn’t fix, or an injury that will keep Leyland from managing in the World Series.

”That was just Phil Coke pouring champagne. I got real cold. I usually don’t go out in those celebrations. ”Well, as he poured the bottle down, I jumped up. Well, he hit my bald spot in the back, split my head open, but fortunately it was just a big scab. It didn’t slice it open. I didn’t need stitches or anything. After a couple more vodkas and cranberries, I didn’t feel anything,” said Leyland.

Aside from his victory scar life’s been pretty good lately for the 67-year-old who continues to enjoying the benefits of leading his club to its second World Series in six-years.

”I can’t tell you how many free meals I’ve had in the past 24 hours. I’m almost embarrassed, but every time I go to pay a check they said somebody picked it up,” Leyland said. ”They’ve been great, really neat, in the grocery store and stuff everybody’s pumped up obviously.”

I imagine the love affair should only continue if the Tigers bring home the golden trophy. Vodkas and cranberries for everybody!

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