BOSTON -- The Tigers celebrated their American League Division Series win in Oakland much like their division title a couple weeks earlier. This time, however, there was nobody carrying manager Jim Leyland into the middle of the celebration.
Torii Hunter and Alex Avila tried.
"That's why I'm the manager. I deked them," Leyland boasted. "They started to come in there [to the manager's office], and I told them, 'Hey, I have to go to my press conference yet. I don't want to be soaking wet.' So that way, they forgot about it, which was a good thing.
"Torii Hunter came in and hugged me, and I told him."