Diamondbacks News: Club president says manager and GM safe for now

With the highest payroll in their history at $112 million, the Diamondbacks expected to contend for a playoff spot in 2014. Instead, they’ve gotten off to a 4-14 start. To make matters worse, they have lost 11 of 12 at home. With the Dodgers and Giants tied for first place in the NL West, the Diamondbacks’ terrible record out of the gate has left them seven games off the pace...
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Tommy John surgery hits Arizona Diamondbacks

Kirk Gibson was discussing the wave of pitchers who have been forced to undergo Tommy John surgery this spring when the Diamondbacks manager committed a faux pas worse than talking about a no-hitter in progress. "I don't know if anybody has an answer to it," Gibson said Wednesday. "Your guess is as good as the next guy's, probably. … There are guys that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs firm up front of rotation, but several spring battles unresolved

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed Wednesday that Brandon McCarthy will start the team's home opener at Chase Field on Monday and laid out the front end of the rotation to start the season. Wade Miley and Trevor Cahill will follow McCarthy on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, but Gibson said the back end of the rotation remains unresolved. First...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Burgundy reenacts famous sports calls on Dan Patrick Show (Video)

Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Thursday's episode of the Dan Patrick Show as part of his promotional tour for the upcoming release of Anchorman 2. As part of the appearance, Patrick asked "Burgundy" to reread the play-by-play calls of some of the most famous sports moments from the 1980s.Naturally, Burgundy's take on the calls of Kirk Gibson's 1984...
Via Holdout Sports
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' new pitching coach Harkey, Gibson have history

PHOENIX -- The first time Mike Harkey faced Kirk Gibson, back in 1990, Harkey got Gibson to roll over on a changeup and ground out to second base. Harkey knew it was a good pitch because Gibson cursed him out on the way to first base for not challenging him with a fastball."I laughed," Harkey said"I was facing a living legend. Gibby was a gamer and I was excited to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks jump on the 'Harlem Shake' bandwagon (Video)

The Arizona Diamondbacks became the first MLB team to create a video for that viral dance craze sweeping the Internet, the "Harlem Shake". Watch closely and see if you can find manager Kirk Gibson doing his famous fist-pump. Your browser does not support iframes. Video via H/T BLS. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Join Harlem Shake Craze With Kirk Gibson Stealing Show (Video)

The “Harlem Shake” is what all the kids are doing these days, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting in on the fun now. Viral videos have been popping up all over the Internet, as the web’s newest meme is to recreate a few YouTube videos that have just blown up in the last week or two. Ironically, none of them ever feature anyone actually doing the Harlem Shake. Anyway, the...
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson skips son's graduation

He wouldn't, would he? Oh wait, it's Gibson? Never mind. Kirk Gibson totally would. The undertaker of understatement, the man who brought us the instantly quotable line "I'm not out here to win a beauty contest" is at it again. Gibson guided the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-3 victory over Texas on Thursday -- in lieu of attending son Cameron's graduation...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson Skips Son's High School Graduation Because 'You're Supposed to Graduate'

Kirk Gibson's busy. He's got a third-place Arizona Diamondbacks team to manage and a locker room full of 25 players to keep happy. But family comes first, right? Wrong. At least, when it comes to graduating high school. Gibson skipped his son's graduation ceremony in Michigan on Thursday night, but he didn't seem all too bothered by that. "You're supposed...
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Gibson misses son's graduation, gives interesting answer

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was busy and missed his son's graduation. He gave a very interesting explanation for why.

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June 15, 2012  |  2 Comments

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