Nice pickup by The Tao of Stieb: Apparently, Jeff Blair of globesports.com told the FAN 590 today that Jays manager John Gibbons will be "fired by May 14" if the team doesn't get off to a head start.
The Jays are no threat to match the 1984 Tigers' 35-5 start. Seventeen of the first 40 games are against either the Yankees, Red Sox or the two best teams in the AL Central, Cleveland and Detroit. That's actually not too bad considering almost a quarter of the schedule is against the Evil Empires, but it's enough to put Gibby on the hot seat.
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