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Gibby as manager? This will be fascinating

Posted on: July 2, 2010 6:37 pm
 
They asked Kirk Gibson if he expects to be the Diamondbacks manager when next season opens, and he didn't answer.

That's all right. I know his answer.

We all do.

He believes he's going to be there, because he believes he's going to make a difference. He believes he'll succeed at this job, because he believes he'd succeed at any job.

Just as he believed he would succeed against Goose Gossage and Dennis Eckersley.

Just as he once said that he scares away some owners, because if they were to ask what job he aspires to, he'd answer: "Your job."

As a player, and then as a coach, Kirk Gibson went to spring training every year with the idea that his team could win it all. That was true in 1984 and in 1988, but it was also true in 2004, when the Tigers were coming off 119 losses.

And if you told him it wasn't going to happen, his answer would be, "You don't know that."

He believes in talent, and he believes in hard work. But he also believes in the power of the mind.

"We've got a lot of good players that don't win ballgames," he said at his press conference. "I'd rather have bad ballplayers that win."

I have no idea if Gibson can make a flawed Diamondbacks team play much better than it has so far. But I'll guarantee you that he believes he can.

And I'll guarantee you that it will be fascinating to watch him try.

Is Kirk Gibson going to be a good manager? I don't know that.

But I know his answer.

We all do.

Category: MLB
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Posted on: July 3, 2010 1:09 pm
 

Gibby as manager? This will be fascinating

Gibson's has made it known that he would love an opportunity to manage and here's his chance.  If he can turn the D-backs around with his "charisma", then he'll probably get the opportunity to have the job next year as well.  He can't do it alone though (he probably thinks he can do a certain degree) and will need to surround himself with good coaches.  Fortunately, I think that Gibby is smart enough to do just that and hopefully he can turn things around in Arizona.  Good Luck Gibby and light a fire under those D-backs! Laughing


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