Blue Jays keeping their cool

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons didn't have any heated encounters with umpires this season until...

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons didn't have any heated encounters with umpires this season until Sunday's game. (MICHAEL PEAKE/Toronto Sun)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:23 PM ET

The Blue Jays are thrillin’ and chillin’ this season.

The Jays are 29-22 and, as a bonus, aren’t whining like they did in 2013.

Yes, manager John Gibbons was tossed from Sunday’s game against the visiting Oakland A’s at the Rogers Centre for arguing an out call at second base (which was reviewed and not overturned), but that ejection marked only the second time this season, after 51 games, that somebody with the Jays was tossed. And none have been players. (The other was pitching coach Pete Walker on April 26).

Last season, the Jays finished last in the AL East and developed a reputation as a team that complained pretty well non-stop, particularly about balls and strikes, which is not a good thing because umpires are a lot like elephants: They’re big and round, have thick leathery skin and they don’t forget. And when you’re a team that constantly whines about balls and strikes, you’re probably not going to get many close calls. Home-run king Jose Bautista especiall


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