Despite Jays' failings, media loves John Gibbons

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

TORONTO - About two hours before game time on Saturday, Toronto Sun baseball writer Mike Rutsey asked Blue Jays manager John Gibbons about Josh Johnson.

"What do you expect out of your starter today?" Ruts asked.

"How many times do you have to ask me that?" Gibbons replied.

"I just asked you once," said Ruts.

"You ask me that every time he starts," Gibbons said.

"I'm going to ask you until he has a good one," added Ruts.

Gibbons glared at Rutsey for a half-second, then started laughing, along with a few other media guys in the manager's office.

"We expect a good one, Ruts," Gibbons continued. "No, really, we're always optimistic."

There is no denying that fact. Somehow, Gibbons has managed to stay optimistic and upbeat this season, despite his team's struggles.


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