Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jays Manager John Gibbons Faces Twitter Backlash over "Dresses" Comment

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jays Manager John Gibbons Faces Twitter Backlash over "Dresses" Comment

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Jays' Gibbons lands in Twitter hot water

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John Gibbons found himself in Twitter hot water Tuesday night, over his knee-jerk comment on a new baseball rule.

A 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays had Gibbons fuming about the new rule on breaking up double plays.

"Maybe we'll come out wearing dresses tomorrow," Gibbons said. "Maybe that's what everybody's looking for."

It didn't take long for baseball fans to turn to Twitter.

Laurie K wrote: "Dear John Gibbons: not only am I plenty tough while wearing dresses to work, I can also run in heels. Call me when you can do the same #Jays"

With the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning, Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion hit a grounder to third. After taking a throw from Evan Longoria for the force at second, Logan Forsythe made an errant relay to first that appeared to allow the go-ahead run to score for Toronto. …

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