Jays pitcher Ted Lilly and manager John Gibbons nearly coming to blows on the mound, and then fighting in the clubhouse? What up with that? I just flipped the game on in the 8th, but they announcers alluded to an incident and this story was on the Web site. Apperantly, Gibbons has a history challenging his players to fights. I don't know what's happening in Jays land but something is rotten.
PS. Jays give up an 8-0 lead after two innings to drop the game 12-10.
August 21, 2006
TORONTO (CP) -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Ted Lilly and manager John Gibbons fought in the tunnel between the dugout and clubhouse after the left-hander was pulled from Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
The trouble began on the mound when, staked to an 8-0 lead, Lilly was bombed in the third, giving up five runs before Gibbons came to get him. Instead of a simple pitching change, what looked like a manager-umpire argument started.