DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Social media exploded this weekend with news that the Detroit Tigers new skipper will be Brad Ausmus.
But what do fans think?
“I’m not quite familiar with him as far as management style, but it might be good change,” one woman said.
Ausmus, at 44, has zero big league management experience –a far cry from former manager Jim Leyland. And that has some fans concerned.
“I’m not sure about the experience he has as a manager, I’m not sure,” one man said.
But the 44-year-old does appear to be getting endorsement from one segment of the population — women.
As WWJ roamed the streets looking for comments, more than one referenced the 44-year-old Ausmus’ dark good looks.
A question on 97.1 The Ticket’s Facebook page about whether Ausmus is the right fit for the team garnered 120 comments. And they ran the gamut from high praise to head scratching disbelief.
Jim Mary Maedel wrote, “I think this is GREAT they need a change and he is close enough from playing days to be able to talk the talk.. GREAT MOVE!!!”
On the other side, Jim Williford wrote: “What a huge mistake this guy needs to wet his feet with a last place team who is rebuilding not one looking for a ring.”
Rob Moldovan took a more moderate approach, writing, “I say give the guy a chance. As he said during the presser he was being asked for his opinions on what he do by other coaches and managers near the end of his career. Catchers tend to be the smartest guy on the team, and know both the pitchers and hitters.”