We know Jim Leyland's stay in Boston didn't end the way he would have wanted. But apparently the Red Sox's 20-4 win on Wednesday wasn't the only thing that left him with a bad taste in his mouth.
Leyland also was less than enamored with the accommodations at Fenway Park, according to this report from Tom Gage of the Detroit News:
When Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked about the recent comments the mayor of Boston made about the city of Detroit to the New York Times Magazine -- in which Mayor Tom Menino said “I’d blow up the place and start all over” -- he had one reply and one reply only.
“He ought to be more worried about fixing up the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park,” Leyland said. “That’s my response to his comment.”
Long considered the most cramped clubhouse in the American League, and probably in the majors as well, the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway has no direction in which to expand because of the age and size of the ballpark.
Interior improvements appear to be minimal, as well.
“Maybe they took a toilet out and put another one in,” Leyland said. “Look, I was in the minors for 18 years, so when I say this, I say it tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not very good.
“I’ve stubbed my toe three times already on the chair the batting practice pitcher uses because it sticks out of the corner.”