Former MLB player and current Fox Sports Detroit analyst Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. [MLive]
Back in ESPN's heyday for quality, the late 90s/early 00's, the network produced a show called Classic Battle Lines where great games were broken down SportsCentury style. One of my favorite episodes of this absolutely wonderful show highlights the first game of the 1988 World Series. The Kirk Gibson Game.
The score was 4 to 3, two outs in the ninth, when I woke up on the couch. No one was on base. "I don't need to see this," I said. "Nah, stick around," Dad said. I had two games that day, the World Series on TV, and Hardball! on my Commodore 64. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win one, I'd make them win the other.
It's more than the ball sailing over the head of a dejected Jose Canseco and into the seats in right, Gibson limping around the bases, pumping his fist. The iconic images last just seconds. But if you want to know why Kirk Gibson's home run, hit 25 years ago today, is one of baseball's greatest feats, and if you've…
Kirk Gibson, a manager of a Major League Baseball team, has called out Ryan Braun. He's super pissed at Braun and went so far as to mention how his wife blames Braun personally for stealing a World Series appearance from the Diamondbacks. Do you see how crazy this PED scandal is making people?
We're still more than three weeks from the start of the MLB regular season, but that
heated rivalry between the Diamondbacks and the Reds is already starting to simmer. Yesterday, before their Cactus League cage match, managers Kirk Gibson and Dusty Baker met at home plate to exchange lineup…
When is a fist pump more than just a fist pump? When it looks like this.