4. “No Comment”
While I am no expert, I feel as if Gibby isn’t the biggest fan of former Sportsnet employee Barry Davis. There have been a few incidents over the years that sparked that theory, but perhaps none were better than this one.
After dropping a game 11-0, the Blue Jays were set to play again the following day. Not in the mood to talk pre-game, Gibbons had a note delivered to Barry Davis that said, “no comment”. Baseball journalist extraordinaire John Lott posted the photo to Twitter, which led to fans getting a kick out of their manager. What makes this so funny is that Gibby went out of his way to make sure Davis specifically was given the note.
Not too long after the note was delivered, Gibbons gave reporters a couple of minutes to ask questions. However, his answers were exactly what he said they would be – no comment. This man is a gem, and the Blue Jays need to extend him for another fifteen years.
3. John From The Bronx
After questioning the decision to start Luke Maile over Russell Martin, Blue Jays radio reporter Mike Wilner called out the Blue Jays skipper before the game. I guess Gibbons found out about it, and had some fun with Wilner.
Gibby called into Wilner’s radio show, and referred to himself as John From The Bronx. As if this wasn’t hilarious enough, Gibbons then went on to gloat about how good Estrada has been. However, the best part was yet to come, and we got a great quote from Gibby about Gibby:
“I thought it was great on Gibby’s part to catch Maile. I thought that Maile did a great job. You know I heard you before the game and what an expert you are man, and I am glad you were wrong once again.”
Gibby also went on to make a few funny jokes and references, including asking for free tickets to a game. How can one possibly not like this guy? He manages his bullpen with the best of them, AND he is guaranteed to give a memorable quote pretty well whenever he opens his mouth.