Detroit Tigers announce new manager for Toledo Mud Hens

Earlier this morning, the Detroit Tigers announced that former Toledo Mud Hens manager Gary Jones has been promoted to the Major League club, where he will serve as their first base coach for the 2022 season. Following that news, the Toledo Mud Hens took to Twitter to reveal that Lloyd McClendon will replace Jones as … Read more

Ron Gardenhire reveals his preference for next Detroit Tigers manager

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire stunned his team over the weekend when he announced his retirement due to health reasons. Embed from Getty Images Gardenhire appeared on “The Morning Show with Stoney” on 97.1 The Ticket this morning to discuss his decision, and his fervent hope that the players didn’t feel like he was abandoning … Read more

Detroit Tigers players describe “shock” of Ron Gardenhire’s retirement

The Detroit Tigers found out about the news of manager Ron Gardenhire deciding to call it a career on Saturday afternoon around 4:30 PM, and needless to say, the team was surprised. According to pitcher Spencer Turnbull, he had just begun to warm up when a team meeting was called, and that it was an … Read more

Interim manager Lloyd McClendon describes “tearful” team meeting and talks future plans

The Detroit Tigers got themselves back into the win column on a chilly Saturday night at Comerica Park, taking a 5-2 decision over the Cleveland Indians. But the main storyline of the day was the abrupt retirement of manager Ron Gardenhire, who decided to call it a career due to health reasons. Embed from Getty … Read more

Tigers formally announce entire coach staff for 2018 season

Now that the 2017 Major League Baseball season is finally in the rear view mirror, teams can start looking forward to next season. For the Detroit Tigers, it’s a new era of rebuilding under new manager Ron Gardenhire. The new skipper’s first order of business has been figuring out his coaching staff for the 2018 … Read more

Steve Liddle named to Detroit Tigers coaching staff

As the Dodgers and Astros were kicking off Game 7 of this year’s World Series, the Detroit Tigers had an announcement of their own. Today new manager, Ron Gardenhire, named Steve Liddle as his bench coach. Liddle spent time with Gardenhire in Minnesota, serving as both third base coach and his bench coach. Steve Liddle is joining … Read more

REPORT: Detroit Tigers managerial candidates list revealed

As we know, the 2017 season did not go as planned for the Detroit Tigers. Not only did they finish in last place, but they lost some fan favorites along the way, including Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez, who were both traded. In addition to losing multiple superstars, the Tigers also lost manager Brad Ausmus, … Read more

Tigers GM Al Avila sets timetable on hiring a new manager

The rebuild is in full effect for the Detroit Tigers. And with a 5-1 loss in the season finale against the playoff-bound Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Detroit owns the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s amateur draft. It’s impossible to predict what will happen this offseason and what the team will look like come … Read more

Anthony Gose in Spring Training as non-roster invitee

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Centerfielder Anthony Gose has had his share of challenges with the Detroit Tigers. After Gose was assigned to the Toledo Mud Hens last season, he had problems assimilating with the team and got into a heated argument with Lloyd McClendon. After the incident with McClendon, Gose ended up off the 40-man roster and seems to be replaced by newcomer Mikie Mahtook, JaCoby … Read more

Detroit Tigers hire familiar face as hitting coach for 2017

Earlier this month, Wally Joyner notified the Detroit Tigers that he would not be returning as the team’s hitting coach in 2017 because he was interested in pursuing other opportunities in baseball. The Tigers did not wait too long to find Joyner’s replacement, as they announced on Friday that Lloyd McClendon would be taking over … Read more

Tigers option OF Anthony Gose to Double-A Erie

After getting into a verbal skirmish with Triple-A manager Lloyd McClendon during last weekend, Toledo Mud Hens outfielder Anthony Gose was sent home by McClendon on Saturday and reportedly was a no-show for Sunday’s game. On Wednesday, we learned what the Tigers brass did regarding the situation and how they handled it. Update on Anthony Gose — … Read more

Report: Tigers investigating Anthony Gose ‘no show’ to yesterday’s Mud Hens game

News broke yesterday about a dugout incident that occurred between outfielder, Anthony Gose of the Toledo Mud Hens and manager, Lloyd McClendon. The incident occurred during game one of Saturday’s double header between the Mud Hens and Louisville Bats. After McClendon reportedly gave the outfielder some ‘constructive criticism’, Gose didn’t take kindly to the comments … Read more

Anthony Gose, Lloyd McClendon got in ‘heated’ argument during Mud Hens game

Apparently, there was quite a scene in the dugout yesterday during the first game of the Toledo Mud Hens‘ double header. At some point during game one against the Louisville Bats, Mud Hens manager Lloyd McClendon gave outfielder Anthony Gose some constructive criticism and Gose didn’t necessarily care for McClendon’s comments. Per reports, Gose told McClendon to … Read more

WATCH: Toledo Mud Hens’ manager, Lloyd McClendon gets ejected [Video]

In a game against the Rochester Red Wings, the Toledo Mud Hens were in a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth inning. Mud Hens’ pitcher, Thad Weber had just given up an RBI single to put the Red Wings in the lead. It would be the last pitch Weber would throw in the game, but not without some fireworks ensuing beforehand.

When manager, Lloyd McClendon was on his way to the mound to take Weber out of the game, Weber seemed very frustrated with the home plate umpire Eric Gillam, and was voicing his frustration. McClendon would get in front of Weber and keep him restrained from going any further. After Weber would leave the field, McClendon took it upon himself to voice his own frustration with Gillam. Lloyd would get tossed from the game, but he wouldn’t go quietly.

McClendon would proceed to throw his glasses across the field, act like he was throwing the umpire out himself and then would cover up the plate with dirt before going back over to the umpire and gave him one last piece of his mind before walking off the field. This isn’t Lloyd’s first rodeo with seeing himself ejected from a game; he’s seen this sort of thing pan out on many occasions.

Still one of his best was when he was manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2001 and he would actually take first base and bring it into the dugout with him. Managers get quite animated don’t they.

Lloyd McClendon back with Tigers, named Mud Hens manager

Former Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon had been managing the Seattle Mariners the last two seasons, before being let go after the 2015 season. When the team changed up the front office, they decided to part ways with McClendon. It did not take the man they call ‘Legendary Lloyd’ to get another baseball job. It so happens … Read more