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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Does Gibbons view his roster as players he’s supposed to manage, or a bunch of sparring partners? :P
Perhaps he’s been watching the ROCKY BALBOA trailer too often?
“Let’s start building some hurting bombs!”
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wound up with a bloody nose after tangling with Toronto pitcher Ted Lilly near the dugout during Monday night’s game against Oakland. It was not known whether any punches were thrown in the tunnel leading to the clubhouse.
Lilly was pulled in the third inning, when the Athletics scored seven runs to close to 8-7. Gibbons chewed out the pitcher, who refused to give him the ball.
When Lilly left the mound for the locker room, Gibbons followed him. A team trainer and a number of players then ran down the stairs.
Cameramen near the dugout saw Gibbons push Lilly first.
Gibbons challenged infielder Shea Hillenbrand to a fight in July after Hillenbrand wrote on the clubhouse bulletin board that the “ship was sinking.”
MLB.com video of the incident is linked to on this page
NOTE: updated intro with latest revision of AP story
Posted: August 22, 2006 at 01:14 AM | 98 comment(s)
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