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Monday, August 25, 2014

John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

This is a sinking ship.

Bautista was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Nolan Reimold took his place. Reimold dropped a fly ball in the tenth inning which set up the Rays winning run and he struck out to end the game. Gibbons not only said that Bautista should’ve been in those spots, he took issue with Bautista’s taking issue with the strike zone:

  “The bottom line is we needed him in the game,” Gibbons said of Bautista. “Say your piece and get the hell out of there. We’re trying to get in the playoffs, we need you on the field. He’s a marked man in this game. (Plate ump) Bill Welke? I thought he had a pretty good (strike) zone today. It was steady, he was calling strikes. He was looking to call strikes. But we need you in the game.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 03:19 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, john gibbons, jose bautista

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   1. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 25, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4778800)
As someone who has watched David Ortiz for over a decade there is nothing worse than a slugger who ####### endlessly. I think Gibbons can teach Bautista a lesson by trading him to the Red Sox for a more level-headed guy like Daniel Nava.
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 25, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4778952)
I watch pretty much no Jays games each year, but isn't Joey Bats kind of a notorious complainer of the balls and strikes?
   3. Curse of the Andino Posted: August 25, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4778956)
O's are stumbling a bit. Has Gibbons really lost it, as some on here have said?
   4. RJ in TO Posted: August 25, 2014 at 05:54 PM (#4778964)
I watch pretty much no Jays games each year, but isn't Joey Bats kind of a notorious complainer of the balls and strikes?


Oh my, most certainly. He seems all too willing to challenge any pitch that an umpire dare call a strike. A lot of Jays do it, but he's the biggest and most regular offender.
   5. Matthew E Posted: August 25, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4779040)
Enh. It's the first time he's been thrown out all year, and he wasn't even complaining that much. I say we move on.

In other news, someone asked Bautista if ownership was committed to winning, and he said, "I don't have enough information to answer that question." Which is itself all the information we need to answer the question.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4779074)
O's are stumbling a bit. Has Gibbons really lost it, as some on here have said?


Not as bad as the Jays have been stumbling.

They were 11-2 heading into the month of August, and were only 1.5 games back of the division lead and 3 games up for the 2nd wild card.
They've gone 6-15 for the month of August, are 9 games back of the division, and 6 games back of the second wild card (and have to pass four other teams).
It's a collapse that is truly mind-boggling.

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