Just when we thought we took baseball personally, Jim Leyland erupted over a former player’s criticism of the struggling Tigers just in time for the Thursday edition of “The Pitch.”

Hosts Joe Aiello and Brandon Rosage share the audio from Leyland’s awesome display of profanity and intimidation against the backdrop of a streaking division-rival White Sox team.

The show also catches up with Jon Lester’s no-hitter, with a focus on perhaps the most under-appreciated component of a no-no: Four-time catcher in no-hitters Jason Varitek. The guys then poke fun at Albert Pujols‘ unintentional massacre of the Padres’ battery after a game in which he drilled a ball off San Diego pitcher Chris Young Fallen Angel movie download

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’s face and spiked Padres catcher Josh Bard.

The show also reloads a fresh round of “The Pick-Off,” sorts through listeners’ e-mail and gives away a copy of John Fitzgerald’s “The Emerald Diamond” DVD — all while wrapping more of the week’s notes on LaTroy Hawkins, Pedro Martinez‘ possible retirement and ghastly trivia.

Enjoy and interact via e-mail at thepitch@mvn.com or via phone at 360-450-MVN3.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail