Now Jim Leyland’s circus act from Monday night makes sense.  He was trying to out-do Lancaster Barnstormers’ manager Butch Hobson over the weekend.  Reacting to Gilberto Mejia getting called out on a close play at first base, Hobson made it his job to reward a lucky, but confused fan.  The Barnstormers play in the independent Atlantic League where guys are playing to make a name for themselves – no matter what they have to do.Shockingly enough, this isn’t Hobson’s first rodeo. He has experience in stealing bases.  This is back in 2007 when Hobson managed the Nashua Pride.

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