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Sunday Baseball Notes

Brad Ausmus excited to begin as Tigers manager

Brad Ausmus will arrive in Lakeland, Fla., on Sunday to begin his tenure as manager of the Tigers, taking over for legend Jim Leyland. Even Leyland realized there needed to be a new voice, a new way of doing things in Detroit. The Tigers were good but stale.

So, when Leyland retired after so many tremendous years, and after his team’s loss to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, team president Dave Dombrowski decided to go with the up-and-coming Ausmus.

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