Blue Jays: Top 10 John Gibbons Moments

Apr 6, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) reacts before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) reacts before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 13, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) acknowledges the crowd during batting practice before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) acknowledges the crowd during batting practice before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Tulo Haters – Feel Gibby’s Wrath

It is no secret that John Gibbons is a player’s manager. He is ultra laid-back and truly seems to listen to and care about his players. When shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was in a bit of a slump at the plate, Gibby was the first one to stand up for him – both during the slump and after it.

When Tulo finally broke out of his slump, a reporter asked Gibby how big this game was for Tulowitzki. Before answering the question, Gibbons started by saying, “for all those Tulo haters out there suck on that one for tonight, will ya?”

I can say with certainty that very few other managers, if any, would have responded to that question by saying that. Gibbons stands up for his players, and does not care in the slightest what people think of him. He rides and dies for his team, and we love him for that.

1. What Is Gibby Even Saying?

The video below provided me with perhaps the wildest two minutes and three seconds of my life, thanks to the comedic ways of John Gibbons.

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The interview started with reporters asking Gibby questions about the injury to second baseman Devon Travis. He answered them honestly, with no noteworthy quotes. As he was continuing to answer the question, Travis walked by. Gibbons then stopped answering the question and called out to Travis. However, what made this so funny is that there is no possible way Gibby was speaking proper English.

It took me about 63 listens before I could (somewhat) interpret what he was saying, as the English was so bad. The conclusion I came to? Gibby said, “hey Devy, right here, hey Dev.” Listen for yourself at the 20-second mark in the video below. If you have master’s degree in the English language, please let me know your interpretation.

And folks, the madness does not end here. After Travis answered questions for reporters, Gibby then called in Josh Donaldson to do the same after he did not want to be asked similar questions about the injury to his star third baseman. Donaldson spoke about his rehab process, made a couple jokes about Gibby, then made his way out of the view of the camera. Gibbons concluded the interview by saying, “there you have it. Straight from the horses ass to the horses mouth.” This led to a roar of laughter, including laughs from Donaldson himself.

Gibby, please never change. We love you in Toronto and want nothing more than for you to continue your goofy ways while helping the team pick up wins. #TeamGibbons

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