John Gibbons John Gibbons on Short and to the Point.

Host Jessica Kleinschmidt talks with former Toronto Blue Jays manager and co-host of The Gibby Show, John Gibbons. Jessica and John discuss a variety of topics including managing Josh Donaldson, José Bautista’s bat flip, thoughts on analytics, and more.

Here’s the full breakdown.

  • 2:01: Welcome John Gibbons to Short and to the Point
  • 2:29: Getting into podcasting
  • 5:54: Keys to having a good podcast
  • 7:44: Going from being in front of the media to being a part of the media
  • 9:22: Toronto Blue Jays representing Canada
  • 11:50: Managing Josh Donaldson
  • 14:18: José Bautista’s bat flip
  • 17:32: John’s thoughts on bat flipping before Bautista’s bat flip
  • 19:31: Having a mentality of being hated in order to be successful
  • 25:04: John’s thoughts on analytics
  • 33:06: When did pitching staffs transition into having relief pitchers become more important?

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About Phillip Bupp

Producer/editor of the Awful Announcing Podcast and Short and to the Point. News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. Highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them.

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