No joke: Blue Jays swept by Yankees again

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws a pitch against the New York Yankees at Yankee...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws a pitch against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Aug. 22, 2013. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

NEW YORK - Prior to Thursday’s series finale at Yankee Stadium, John Gibbons could afford a laugh or two.

A few minutes before the start of his pre-game media chat, the Toronto Blue Jays manager was kibitzing with a few reporters about not heading to Houston after the game for their three-game series this weekend.

Instead, Gibbons suggested they head to Williamsport, Pa., the home of the Little League World Series.

“Maybe we should go there and hope for a split,” he joked.

It was gallows humour for a team that is sinking faster than Ed Harris in The Abyss.

That Gibbons still shows a sense of humour is remarkable given how his players are dropping like flies and the team disappearing out of sight.


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