June 20, 2008

Cito Gaston's coming back!: The reeling Toronto Blue Jays fired manager John Gibbons on Friday and replaced him with former manager Cito Gaston, the man who led the team to its only two World Series titles. The Jays also fired coaches Marty Pevey, Ernie Whitt and Gary Denbo. Gaston, who has been special assistant to the president and CEO, had a 681-635 record as manager during his earlier stint. Joining his staff will be first base coach Dwayne Murphy, third base coach Nick Leyva and hitting coach Gene Tenace.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 04:08 PM - 3 comments

Let's party like it's 1989! I get the feeling that this was an edict from Paul Godrey (team CEO) rather than J.P. Riccardi. Is it going to help? No, probably not. Is it going to draw some extra viewers tonight? Definitely. And if they get on a run, it might even draw some people to the park.

posted by grum@work at 04:20 PM on June 20, 2008

That's one hell of a coaching staff.

posted by freeze_over98 at 07:05 PM on June 20, 2008

Cito Gaston with the Jays. Cliff Fletcher with the Leafs. Did I travel back to 1993?

posted by mkn at 11:24 PM on June 20, 2008

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