Thursday, September 25, 2008

We have clearance, Clarence

Oz has spoken -- without much fanfare, the Rogers Jays have given Cito Gaston a two-year contact extension.

It's an easy sell, bottom line. The Jays are 48-36 under Clarence (compared to 35-39 under John Gibbons). Throw in that Gaston is good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like him.

Bob McCown was being all high-dudgeon about the release from the Jays being worded, "the Toronto Blue Jays announce." There was no mention of either half of Godcciardi.

Hey, at least they didn't find a way to lose 100 games with a $100-million payroll.

Related:
Cito Gaston agrees to extension through 2010 (Toronto Star)
Gaston signs two-year extension to remain as manager (National Post)
Gaston will return (globesports.com)

6 comments:

eyebleaf said...

it's a celebration, bitches!!!!!

The Gastonian one is a God.

and this means Godcciardi is coming back! in the words of my hero, Rick Flair: "WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

Tyler King said...

How did you not extend that Airplane! reference to include "Roger, Rogers Communications Inc."?

What's our vector, Victor?

Jordie Dwyer said...

Over Roger, Roger that over roger.
Ahhh the good days when free flowed freely and the women just as much...

Anonymous said...

A couple of things about Cito...
First, I'm glad he's back.
His laid back personality is a welcome relief from the permanently uptight Gibbons.
Secondly, is it my imagination or has Cito dropped more than a few pounds from the last time he last managed the team?
He actually looks younger and fitter than he did back in the glory days.
Finally, I hate to admit this but I remember him as a player with the original 1969 expansion San Diego Padres...I was just a little kid then, honest.
In those days, he was known as Clarence Gaston.
I wonder exactly where and when Clarence Gaston became Cito?
Just curious.

sager said...

Tyler, if I had done that, the Jays might have brought back Victor Zambrano.

I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

Tyler King said...

I just want you all to know, good luck, we're all counting on you.