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Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

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Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby David » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:16 am

Jerry Crasnick ‏@jcrasnick
#Bluejays officially announce John Gibbons' return as manager. He's got a lot of talent to work with this time.


Well, that should be, uhhhhh, entertaining...
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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby David » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:29 am

"Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates," Hillenbrand told The Toronto Star. "I'm very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional."

Gibbons acknowledged he challenged Hillenbrand to a fight.

"He had a chance yesterday to defend himself in front of his coaches and his teammates. He chose not to," Gibbons said.
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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby davell » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:38 am

Theo thinks the next market inneficiency is curbing pitching injuries. AA evidently thinks its finding managers to beat the [expletive] out of the players.

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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:43 pm

David wrote:
"Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates," Hillenbrand told The Toronto Star. "I'm very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional."

Gibbons acknowledged he challenged Hillenbrand to a fight.

"He had a chance yesterday to defend himself in front of his coaches and his teammates. He chose not to," Gibbons said.


Oh my goodness, is there anything more meatbally than challenging a player to a fight and then basically calling him a [expletive] on the record?
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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:54 pm

To be fair, pretty much everybody hates Shea Hillenbrand.
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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:46 pm

Maybe rehiring a failure of a manager is the new market inefficiency

If so, Bruce Kimm should start sitting by the phone

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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:05 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
David wrote:
"Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates," Hillenbrand told The Toronto Star. "I'm very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional."

Gibbons acknowledged he challenged Hillenbrand to a fight.

"He had a chance yesterday to defend himself in front of his coaches and his teammates. He chose not to," Gibbons said.


Oh my goodness, is there anything more meatbally than challenging a player to a fight and then basically calling him a [expletive] on the record?

I think you missed the whole story.

On July 19, 2006, Hillenbrand criticized the Blue Jays organization for failing to congratulate him on his recent adoption of a baby girl and not playing him upon his return. He was also disgruntled about sharing first base duties with Lyle Overbay and third base duties with Troy Glaus while being made to play as a designated hitter. Hillenbrand refused to sit with his team in the dugout during that night's game. After the game, an argument in the clubhouse took place between Hillenbrand and manager John Gibbons over Hillenbrand allegedly writing defamatory comments about the team on the clubhouse billboard ("This is a sinking ship" and "Play for yourself") after batting practice. This led to a confrontation between Hillenbrand and Gibbons.

He was designated for assignment that same evening, with the club citing irreconcilable differences.

He was out of baseball a year later.

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Re: Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:59 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:
Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
David wrote:
"Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates," Hillenbrand told The Toronto Star. "I'm very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional."

Gibbons acknowledged he challenged Hillenbrand to a fight.

"He had a chance yesterday to defend himself in front of his coaches and his teammates. He chose not to," Gibbons said.


Oh my goodness, is there anything more meatbally than challenging a player to a fight and then basically calling him a [expletive] on the record?

I think you missed the whole story.

On July 19, 2006, Hillenbrand criticized the Blue Jays organization for failing to congratulate him on his recent adoption of a baby girl and not playing him upon his return. He was also disgruntled about sharing first base duties with Lyle Overbay and third base duties with Troy Glaus while being made to play as a designated hitter. Hillenbrand refused to sit with his team in the dugout during that night's game. After the game, an argument in the clubhouse took place between Hillenbrand and manager John Gibbons over Hillenbrand allegedly writing defamatory comments about the team on the clubhouse billboard ("This is a sinking ship" and "Play for yourself") after batting practice. This led to a confrontation between Hillenbrand and Gibbons.

He was designated for assignment that same evening, with the club citing irreconcilable differences.

He was out of baseball a year later.


I knew Hillenbrand was a [expletive], but no, I didn't quite know those details. I still stand by what I said, though.
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2006 .364
2007 .351
2008 his one big year
2009 .347
2010 90 games played
2011 .323
what do you call that?


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