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Bless You Boys Podcast 21: Jim Leyland in a nutshell - Crusty exterior, soft as a Twinkie on the inside

The one day of downtime between series allowed us to recover just enough to put together an ALDS review/ALCS preview/TBS bitchfest, otherwise known as the Bless You Boys Podcast!

A skeleton crew recorded BYB Podcast 21, with a run time of 1:06. This week the podcast features managing editor Kurt Mensching and your host, deputy editor Al Beaton.

Topics discussed included:

  • TBS is either awful or incompetent. Actually, they're both.
  • What an emotionally draining series!
  • There was too much love for Curtis Granderson.
  • Did the Yankees' Joe Girardi panic? Was he out-managed by Jim Leyland?
  • The Tigers' ALCS rotation.
  • Are the Rangers a tougher matchup for the Tigers than the Yankees?
  • There will be no changes in the Tigers' everyday lineup in the ALCS!
  • Are you as tired of the "Beat down, underdog city of Detroit's spirit is raised by their sports teams" narrative as I am?
  • Listener questions included rain delays, our ALDS MVP, Max Scherzer praise, stepping up in the next round, fearing Alexi Ogando, Al Alburquerque, lineup changes, the bullpen as a whole, we pick our NL favorite, and the return of the the lightning round!

And yes, we managed to squeeze in a mention or two of Brandon Inge. It's not a BYB Podcast without Binge.

Final thoughts: Kurt and Al shower the BYB community with praise!

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