There are certain things I cannot fathom.
I cannot fathom why teenage girls are reduced to goo in the presence of Justin Bieber.
I cannot fathom why television and newspaper reporters are reduced to goo in the presence of President Obama.
Nor can I fathom why the Toronto Blue Jays are reduced to goo in the presence of John Gibbons.
Today, the Jays re-hired Gibbons to be their next manager. Gibbons managed the Jays between the middle of the 2004 season through the middle of the 2008 season.
Since his dismissal, Gibbons spent three and a half seasons on the Kansas City Royals coaching staff before managing the San Antonio Missions (the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres) in 2012.
The Jays went 305-305 during his tenure. However, Gibbons was known for his hot temper. I remember when he went all Hal McRae on Ted Lilly a few years back. If you’re picking fights with Lilly then you’ve got problems.
I can’t see Gibbons meshing well with the likes of Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Buehrle. Needless to say, I think Gibbons will be to the Jays in 2013 what Bobby Valentine was to the Red Sox in 2012.