Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ted Lilly - Remember When?

I assume Ted Lilly would not try this with Joe Torre, unless he wants to get put through a wall.

TORONTO -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons tangled with Toronto pitcher Ted Lilly near the dugout during Monday night's game against Oakland. Unconfirmed reports said that Gibbons suffered a bloody nose during the exchange.

After the game, Lilly said to reporters, "There were no punches thrown, so I don't think John had a bloody nose. I don't know how that would have happened." Lilly was pulled in the third inning, when the Athletics scored seven runs to close to 8-7 on the way to a 12-10 win. Gibbons chewed out the pitcher, who refused to give him the ball. When Lilly left the mound for the locker room, Gibbons followed him. A team trainer and a number of players then ran down the stairs. Cameramen near the dugout saw Gibbons push Lilly first.

It was the only non-hockey fight in Canada for all of 2006.

2 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I like a pitcher with spunk like that.

[insert smartasseriffic comment re Torre's SP/bullpen management skills]

Spank Raving Mad said...

Oh Snap! Forgot about that