DETROIT – The announcement that Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will not return next season comes as the team begins to rebuild.
Many fans attending Friday's Tigers game got the news before arriving at Comerica Park.
Fan Paul Tautz heard it on the radio on his way to the game, while Tony Sledge heard there was a big announcement and figured it was Ausmus' departure.
"I think it's time for a change. He had his opportunities. He's kind of failed, so it's time to move on," Tautz said.
Sledge said he hates to see the manager go.
"It's a lot of criticism against Al Avila as well, so maybe they should take a harder look and maybe go a step further than just Ausmus," he said.
Others didn't care for the trades Ausmus was making.
"He's getting rid of all of his superstars that we have in Detroit. Some were good moves, a lot of them were iffy," fan Tason Winters said.