As a baseball player, Kirk Gibson was never one to be defeated or one to give up.
Who can forget the home run he hit with two hurt legs and a stomach virus in the 1988 World Series?
When Gibson was promoted to manager of the Diamondbacks, that was the kind of tenacity and fire I wanted to see in his team.
We are now quickly approaching the playoffs, and the Diamondbacks are 11.5 games out of the NL West.
But when they lose, do they look angry or frustrated? No.
I want to see a Diamondbacks team that cares as much as Gibson did back in 1988.
Is it just me, or does it seem like there is very little emotion when the Diamondbacks fail to score, leave double digit numbers of runners in scoring position or fail to save a game?
Teams go through slumps, but when they lose and seem to accept it, that is when I lose my temper.
I want players wholeheartedly diving, stealing and swinging.
I want players who want to win and not players who just want to be on the field.
It’s not until they get into the mindset and the heart of a champion, like Gibson did in ’88, that the Diamondbacks will ever be able to play up to their full talent.
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