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.