March 2, 2013
Blue Jays monitoring Bautista's plate passion
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has noted that, on occasion, Jose Bautista can be a bit too demonstrative with umpires when a call doesn't go his way. (REUTERS)

John Gibbons has already noted that, on occasion, Jose Bautista can be a bit too demonstrative with umpires when a call doesn’t go his way. The manager, while seeking to minimize the problem, clearly doesn’t want his team labelled as whiners.

“It’s not like it’s a pressing issue but we’ll talk about those things,” Gibbons said Saturday. “It’s a competitive business and (Bautista) is a passionate guy. What can happen if you do it too much, they can stick it to you. We don’t want that. And I don’t blame (the umps). He’s intense. That’s what makes him good. But you don’t want to do that all the time.



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