The Sun had an interesting article about Lee Mazzilli now that the O's are playing the Yankees, and apparently Gibbons was not too supportive of his old skipper. Some quotes:
"It wasn't all his fault," Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons said. "I think somebody had to go and he was probably the easiest choice out of everybody. He didn't have a lot to work with. He didn't have his own [coaching] staff. In a lot of ways, he really never got a full shot. Then again, I am very happy with the staff we have now."
Then again, eh?
"I think a lot of people liked Maz as a person," Gibbons said. "He was a very easygoing guy. He was funny. I really enjoyed him off the field. That's all I am going to say."
But this one takes it:
"I thought it was kind of an interesting move from the get-go, to hire a Yankee guy since they've kind of been our nemesis," Gibbons said. "You have this Italian guy, this New Yorker managing the Orioles. I didn't think it was a great fit in that aspect."
Uhh... Gibby... What kind of names do you think Perlozzo and Mazzone are? Sure, they're Marylanders, but still.
Oh well. I just hope he doesn't take crap for saying it.