Monday, August 21, 2006

Shades of Billy Martin

Not since Billy Martin was alive has a manager been duking it out with players but John Gibbons of the Blue Jays has apparently decided that it's OK to punch out your guys if they bother you. A month after going after Shea Hillenbrand and getting him traded to the Orange and Black, Gibbons was at it again by assaulting Ted Lilly, who had refused to leave the game after giving up 5 runs in less than 3 innings.

My point -- maybe Shea isn't the jerk that everyone made him out to be. Sportswriters take the side of management when it comes down to dissecting these kind of disputes, even when the manager is out of line.


Blogger PEFACommish said...

Steve Finley says Hillenbrand is a good guy. That's good enough for me.

Unfortunately, as a player, Steve Finley is no longer good enough for me. And apparently neither is Hillenbrand.

4:54 PM  

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