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Gibson returns to Detroit

Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:58 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 5:03 pm
 
Kirk Gibson

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Baseball's all about sentiment -- or at least it is supposed to be. It doesn't seem to be that way for Kirk Gibson, who returns to Detroit as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series against the Tigers.

Gibson not only played for the Tigers, but he led them to a World Series title in 1984 and is a Michigan native who played football for Michigan State. He even still lives in the area. Add to that his first professional manager was Jim Leyland, who managed him at Class A Lakeland in 1978. There has to be some excitement for Gibby going home, right?

Not so much.

From Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic:

"They're the enemy," Gibson said. Obviously, I had some great times there, but it's totally different. Tiger Stadium is where I played, and it's a different stadium. The organization has turned over quite a bit since I was last there. …

"I've moved on from that. I've been here five years."

That's the exact attitude that made Gibson a fan favorite during his playing days and it's apparently working as a manager for the first-place Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks also feature former Tiger great Alan Trammell as its bench coach and two players who will point to their hand if you ask them where they're from: Saturday's starter, Josh Collmenter, and closer J.J. Putz.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Gibson returns to Detroit

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Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Gibson returns to Detroit

"They're the enemy," Gibson said. Obviously, I had some great times there, but it's totally different. Tiger Stadium is where I played, and it's a different stadium. The organization has turned over quite a bit since I was last there. …

"I've moved on from that. I've been here five years."

That's the exact attitude that made Gibson a fan-favorite during his playing days and it's apparently working as a manager for the first-place Diamondbacks.

Oh Gibby !! I remember That game winning homer you jacked out of the stadium and could barely hobble around the bases to win the World series like it was just yesterday. In my opinion the greatest highlight if not play in the history of the World series! Awesome !


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