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14 Ways John Gibbons Could Signal for an Intentional Walk

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

To the dismay of some baseball purists, MLB officially announced yesterday that it was doing away with the intentional walk. No longer will we see catchers’ arms outstretched and pitchers lob in four consecutive pitches to walk a batter. That magic is gone.

Under the new rules, the defending manager simply has to signal to the umpire if the defending team wants to intentionally walk a batter. Immediately, my mind went to John Gibbons and the various ways he may intentionally or unintentionally call for a free pass.

With this new rule in place, Gibby can use all kinds of angry, confusing and comical signals to indicate an intentional walk to the umpires. Here are some of the options John Gibbons could opt to use moving forward.



A reminder: if you’re a fan of these John Gibbons reactions, you should probably follow the GibbyGIFS Twitter account to get the full scope of the many faces of John Michael Gibbons.
 

The Big Gulp

 

The WTF

 

The Maracas

 

The Buckshot

 



The Get Off My Damn Lawn

 

The Pat Venditte

 

The Gunslinger

 

The Super Big Gulp

 

The You Know

 

The Dump & Chase



 

The Goggles

 

The Double Shot

 

The Hop

 

The Shut It


 

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez “mine” incident. He’ll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.


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2 Comments

  1. Ron Mitchell

    March 3, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    Met the man twice, very briefly of course and both times he was very cordial. Both times were in Bradenton. Been a fan since day 1. The man is hilarious and a very good bullpen manager. It’s nice to see he is finally getting his due respect. Your site is hilarious.

    1. Ian Hunter

      March 3, 2017 - 9:46 pm

      Thanks! Gibby seems like somebody who’d be cool to sit down and have a beer with. He’s very self-aware and often undersells himself.

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