Two time zones and 2,400 miles away from his Porter County home, Lloyd McClendon's region roots remain intact as the Seattle Mariners' new manager.
New Seattle Mariners manager and Gary native Lloyd McClendon, right, shakes hands with general manager Jack Zduriencik at a news conference introducing McClendon on Thursday.
Lloyd McClendon will have his work cut out as the new manager of the Seattle Mariners.
Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson talks with hitting coach and Gary native Lloyd McClendon during a game against the Kansas City Royals last August. McClendon will be named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners.
I can no longer watch the Cubs, who are as exciting as a flooded basement, but I can help team president Theo Epstein find his next manager.
CHICAGO | Almost everyone believes the Detroit Tigers should be headed for greatness, playing to the end of October and snaring the Motor City’s third World Series title in 45 years.
CHICAGO | In his farewell tour that took him through U.S. Cellular Field last week, Mariano Rivera has received accolades befitting the best reliever in history and a Hall of Famer five years from now.
CHICAGO | As if life wasn’t bad enough for the White Sox with a 14-36 record against the Detroit Tigers since Aug. 14, 2010, they’re now attacked by Motown’s Godzillas rather than mere ferocious beasts.
Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.
CHICAGO | Who's coaching whom on the Detroit Tigers?
VALPARAISO | The economy might be a bust, but the baseball business is booming.
Lloyd McClendon will never rent a billboard, hire a marching band or devote a Facebook page to his managerial qualifications.
CHICAGO | Everyone has managers' jobs on the brain these days.
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