Friday, June 20, 2008

Cito Gaston's Second Coming

Gibbons is out in Toronto. Cito is back!

The Toronto Blue Jays became the third team this week to fire their manager, relieving John Gibbons of his duties along with coaches Marty Pevey, Ernie Whitt and Gary Denbo, the team said Friday.

Former Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, who led the team to back-to-back World Series champiopnships in 1992 -93, will take over as manager . . . Gaston was manager of the Blue Jays from 1989-97 and led the team to four postseason appearances, starting with a pair of AL East titles in 1989 and 1991.
And if they can just bring back the 1993 versions of Olerud, Molitor, and Alomar, the Jays might be goin' places!

(Thanks to Jason at IIATMS for the link)

6 comments:

Jason said...

They got themselves a throw back manager to wear their throw back uniforms.

Next, they throw back AJ Burnett

Peter said...

I guess Cito really loves baseball.

Craig Calcaterra said...

That's a great line, Jason.

This is why I need to wait longer than 1.35 seconds before I post something.

Craig Calcaterra said...

That's a great line too, Peter.

Damn quick on the draw posting . . .

Anonymous said...

When does Gord Ash replace JP? Pat Gillick's available next year...

Pete Toms said...

Wow!, just read that here for the first time. Obviously no surprise that Gibbons is done but Gaston is a big surprise to me.

This reminds me of when the Jays hired Martinez ( who ironically Ricciardi canned ). Gaston ( like Martinez was ) is still a big name with the Toronto sports media. I think the general columnists and talk radio shows lost interest in the Jays a long time ago ( I've read the radio call in audiences decline when the topic is baseball ), this will bring them some media attention at least temporarily. Will they start stealing signs again? That was one of Gaston's biggest strengths ( honest ).