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Six reasons to root for the Tigers

Well the Pirate fan in me tried to ignore all the ex-Buccos patrolling the dugout and foul lines for the Tigers while they were (altogether too quickly) eliminating my no-show A's last week.  But now that that's all over and done with, I can freely root for the Detroits the rest of the way, and here's a big reason why:

Jim Leyland  Manager
Don Slaught  Hitting Coach
Lloyd McClendon  Bullpen Coach
Gene Lamont  Third Base Coach
Rafael Belliard  Infield Coach
Andy Van Slyke  First Base Coach  

The only coach on the Tigers staff with no apparent Pirates connection is Chuck Hernandez the Pitching Coach.

Funny that Willie Randolph might also end up managing in the series.  I'm one of probably only a handful of people who might remember being in the Three Rivers crowd on that day back in the mid 70s ('75?) when Willie got his first major league hit.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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