Diamondbacks turn to hard-nosed Gibson in shakeupPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Kirk Gibson brings instant credibility and a much-needed attitude adjustment to the Arizona clubhouse. Whether that can cut down the unrelenting string of strikeouts or blown leads by the game's worst bullpen remains to be seen.
Gibson has a resume of 17 years as a major league player with a reputation for fiery toughness. His limping, triumphant game-winning home run in the 1988 World Series stands as one of the game's most memorable moments.
Now, as interim manager of the Diamondbacks, his challenge is to instill that attitude in a team of terrific but sporadic talent in a laid-back clubhouse where players are long accustomed to being the whipping post of the NL West.