No beef: Leyland says eliminate arguments at 1B

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Jim Leyland has gotten into his share of spats with umpires. But the Detroit Tigers manager would have no beef with a rule that cuts down on disputes.

``I've thought about this long and hard. I've always said that I think they ought to change one thing,'' he said Wednesday at the winter meetings. ``I don't think you should be able to argue an out-safe call at first base.

``Talk about delaying the games and everything,'' he added. ``I think if they don't allow you to argue that call - he said he was safe, he said he was out, he never changes his mind - plus he's behind the plate the next time.''

Rather than ruffle the umps, Leyland said it's better to stay in the dugout.

``So why go out and argue? I think the only time you would do it is if a player was involved and you got a little upset and you wanted to get him out of there,'' he said.