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Steelworker
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Odd qoute for a sports page, located bottom of Recap of todays game.
"Tigers manager Jim Leyland, whose family still lives in Pittsburgh, has decided he is not going to buy a house in the area because of high taxes and will continue living in a suburban Detroit hotel during homestands. Leyland occasionally sleeps at Comerica Park."http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/ gamecenter/recap/MLB_20060530_ NYY@DET
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Wilus1mj
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

His taxes in the Pittsburgh area can't be much lower.
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Jerome81
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The guy makes how much? And he's worried about that? What does a decent home in metro detroit cost, $200,000? That should be peanuts for that guy.
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Livernoisyard
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He's probably worried about being canned because he's on a losing streak.
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Kilgore_south
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I hear he's got an expensive wife.
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Fury13
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A cigarette habit like Leyland's has got to cost him some big bucks.
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Apbest
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canned after loosing 3 games in a 160some game season after a 14 out of 15 win streak? their may record (19-7, I believe) is equal to their 1984 season, and we know what happened that season. With our best start of a season since Sparky Anderson's "Bless you boys", I'd say he's doing a fine job
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Wazootyman
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Well, good for him. I can't imagine a man in his position could even afford a house. I mean, my property taxes are like $2,700 a YEAR. That would probably break him. A house costing $200,000? He's not a king, people!
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Gildas
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Couldn't possibly just be the taxes. If they are as high back home as they are here, why pay double? I know several people who would move into Detroit or inner rings, but the taxes are way too high. They could pay a higher tax bill, or put the same money into more house / land in other areas. I cannnot fault thier choices.

Just because you have money, does not mean you want to give it to the government.
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Czar
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Cry me a river Leyland.
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Mackinaw
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Or, Pittsburgh is just a really nice place that's only 4.5 hours away. I'd take Pittsburgh over METRO Detroit on most days (I'm guessing he was being guided to our suburbs). Plus he's too busy winning to go house shopping. I think he may have been being smart-aleck when he blamed the taxes, but then again, he has a point.
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Focusonthed
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Yeah, during a baseball season, when would he have time to shop?

Besides, Leyland's been in the game awhile...he know's nothing's permanent, no sense in buying a home.

If this season goes somewhere and the winning continues, it wouldn't surprise me to see him settle down here later.
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Ray1936
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I'll bet he's been talking to Matt Millen.
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Trainman
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He could buy a house in Livonia. Our city council saved us $10. a year on a $200.000 home so they could balance the city budget and give pay raises to our city workers including themselves.

Unfortunately we lost a good transit provider that came to Livonia and kept their promises of increasing rider-ship by providing on-time reliable bus service. It was the lack of state and regional leadership that largely caused this.

SMART relies on revenue sharing and I want them to get the maximum amount of state funds for their efforts. I'll be among those who will lose their bus service.
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Alexei289
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 8:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

... any manager that sleeps at his place of work has got to be a decent coach.

I guess he lives in Detroit none the less :-)


You have to remember that he is probably looking at higher end homes, in Birmingham or the pointes... where taxes can easily top 15,000 a year plus...

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