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KIRK GIBSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gibson: 'I wasn't a disgrace to the uniform; but I was crazy'

PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Kirk Gibson still has a special place in his heart -- and in Comerica Park -- for the Detroit Tigers. He's had Tigers' season tickets since the early 1980s, and he attended playoff games there the last two years.  The fact that former owner Tom Monaghan once called him "a disgrace to the Tiger uniform with his half-beard, half-stubble"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marshall fined, not suspended

PHOENIX -- Manager Kirk Gibson's fist bump was about the hardest hit D-backs reliever Evan Marshall took after plunking Ryan Braun, as it turned out. Marshall on Saturday was fined an undisclosed amount but not suspended for hitting the Milwaukee right fielder in the hip with a pitch in Tuesday's 7-5 loss at Chase Field, a punishment that seemed to fit the crime. "We...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun continues to troll Kirk Gibson

“I wasn’t surprised I got hit. I was surprised I got hit in that situation and circumstances. You’d have to ask him [if the HBP was about 2011]. I wish him the best. I hope he finds peace and happiness in his life and is able to enjoy his life. I wish him the best.” –Ryan Braun on Kirk Gibson, after getting hit by Arizona pitcher Evan Marshall Tuesday night [Twitter]
Via The Outside Corner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson gives Evan Marshall fist bump for hitting Ryan Braun

Evan Marshall was ejected in the 7th inning of Tuesday’s Diamondbacks-Brewers game for hitting Ryan Braun with a pitch, and Arizona manager Kirk Gibson couldn’t have been prouder. Marshall needed two pitches to intentionally hit Braun because he threw behind the slugger the first pitch of the at-bat before finally nailing him on the hip […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson explains ejection

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson likes the concept of baseball's replay rules. The execution, at times, he finds lacking. One of those times was the ninth inning on Monday night, when the D-backs challenged an umpire's ruling that Milwaukee's Elian Herrera has successfully stolen third base. Replays appeared to show that Herrera came off the base while being...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson accepts responsibility for D-backs struggles

Throughout the Diamondbacks' early season struggles, many pundits have gone out of their way to absolve manager Kirk Gibson as the scapegoat for the team's 5-18 record following Tueday night's loss in Chicago. But Gibson, earlier Tuesday, said should shoulder some blame if things don't turn around quickly. "If we don't start winning games in the end I should...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Burgundy reenacts famous sports calls on Dan Patrick Show (Video)

Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Thursday's episode of the Dan Patrick Show as part of his promotional tour for the upcoming release of Anchorman 2. As part of the appearance, Patrick asked "Burgundy" to reread the play-by-play calls of some of the most famous sports moments from the 1980s.Naturally, Burgundy's take on the calls of Kirk Gibson's 1984...
Via Holdout Sports
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks jump on the 'Harlem Shake' bandwagon (Video)

The Arizona Diamondbacks became the first MLB team to create a video for that viral dance craze sweeping the Internet, the "Harlem Shake". Watch closely and see if you can find manager Kirk Gibson doing his famous fist-pump. Your browser does not support iframes. Video via MLB.com. H/T BLS. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
Via Holdout Sports
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson skips son's graduation

He wouldn't, would he? Oh wait, it's Gibson? Never mind. Kirk Gibson totally would. The undertaker of understatement, the man who brought us the instantly quotable line "I'm not out here to win a beauty contest" is at it again. Gibson guided the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-3 victory over Texas on Thursday -- in lieu of attending son Cameron's graduation...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
POPS HAD CIRCUMSTANCES

Gibson misses son's graduation, gives interesting answer

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was busy and missed his son's graduation. He gave a very interesting explanation for why.

Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 15, 2012  |  2 Comments
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