KIRK GIBSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gibson praises Upton after outfielder's arrival in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited - sort of. Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, bringing one of the offseason's top free agents to Detroit. Gibson says Upton makes the Tigers a ''much better team'' - and he's excited to...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Some sad news is coming out of Detroit on Tuesday. Former MLB player and multiple-time World Series hero Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (via Detroit Free Press). In a statement announcing his diagnosis, Gibson had this to say: I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances...
Via Sportsnaut
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

About to wrap up a season that will see them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks and new executive Tony La Russa have fired manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa cleans house, as #Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell http://t.co/xAFcfVtlbz — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) September 26, 2014 It’s been an incredibly disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kirk Gibson era is mercifully over in Arizona

On Thursday, Dave Stewart was hired by the Diamondbacks to be their GM. On Friday, Stewart fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, ending a tenure that bordered on infuriating at times. #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been relieved of their duties. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 26, 2014 This was well-overdue for the...
Via The Outside Corner
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks narrow GM search

The Arizona Diamondbacks have narrowed their search for a new general manager. Several candidates have removed themselves from consideration and are staying with their former team. The latest to do so was Gary LaRocque who elected to remain the farm director for the St. Louis Cardinals Monday. Varying reports about the Diamondbacks general manager search surfaced Monday. CBS reported...
Via isportsweb.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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" is water under the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 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 be held accountable,...
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 World Series home run...
Via Holdout Sports
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' new pitching coach Harkey, Gibson have history

PHOENIX -- The first time Mike Harkey faced Kirk Gibson, back in 1990, Harkey got Gibson to roll over on a changeup and ground out to second base. Harkey knew it was a good pitch because Gibson cursed him out on the way to first base for not challenging him with a fastball."I laughed," Harkey said"I was facing a living legend. Gibby was a gamer and I was excited to get him out. It...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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