What Did John Gibbons Yell at Will Little, Anyway?

I don’t claim to be an expert in lip reading, but I know expletives when I hear them … especially when it happens at the ballpark.

When John Gibbons unleashed a profanity-laden tirade against home plate umpire Will Little yesterday, I was a surprised that Gibby yelled so loudly that the ballpark mics picked up most of the heated exchange.

Gibbons definitely didn’t hold back after he was tossed from the game.


Kudos to Mark Sheldon for capturing the exchange and posting it to Twitter. After watching this clip far too many times, I think I’ve pieced together what I believe to be the transcript of Gibby’s outburst on Will Little. Enjoy.

(Gibbons from the dugout) Hey! Flip a coin!

(Little tosses out Gibbons)

(Gibby saunters towards home plate)

How is your f*#%ing day? Were you out all f*#%ing night?

Nobody knows what you’re going to f*#%ing call. One time it’s up, one time it’s down. One time it’s in. This pitcher hasn’t walked four guys in his f*#%ing life.

(Little shrugs, gives a smug look)

Don’t give me that f*#%ing shrug. Tell me you had a horseshit day – one time – we all do, okay?

OHHHH, you’re not f*#%ing doing it.

That little “shrug” John Gibbons was talking about? It’s this one from Will Little and it seems to be his go-to reaction when players and managers give him grief.

Gibby the best.

Ian Hunter

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 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “What Did John Gibbons Yell at Will Little, Anyway?

  • July 29, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Can a Manager protest a game do to bad umpiring if so how come no managers do it

  • July 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The umping was the worst that I have seen.even the amateur umps have a well defined strike zone.little should be evaluated and demoted to the little league.his smugNess was disgusting. We wanted to watch a game not the little show he should be put on the gong shoe.

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