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Jim Leyland will take his shirt off for charity

Dana Wakiji of the Detroit News files this report from Curtis Granderson's charity event:

The highlight of the evening was the live bachelor auction. Comedian Jeff Dye, a third-place finisher on Season 6 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," did a quick set of comedy before serving as auctioneer for bachelors Granderson, [Edwin] Jackson and [Ryan] Perry. Dye mentioned that Jackson, like Perry, had tattoos. Jackson's tattoos could only be revealed by removing his shirt, so he asked his manager's permission.

"You take your shirt off, I'll take mine off," [Jim] Leyland yelled from the middle of the room. Jackson obliged by removing his shirt and showing off his tattooed back and arms. He then demanded his manager keep his word. Leyland came up to the stage and said he would remove his shirt as long as the picture did not end up on TV or in the newspaper.

And in what may be the greatest triumph of journalistic ethics in the history of mankind, photos of a shirtless, 65-year-old, chain-smoking Jim Leyland have indeed not shown up online. You can see all the Edwin Jackson back tattoos you want, though.

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