{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Gibson trying to move past D-backs' losses

|
Gibson trying to move past D-backs' losses play video for Gibson trying to move past D-backs' losses

PHOENIX -- If he seems a bit upset when meeting with reporters 10 minutes after a loss, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asks that you cut him some slack.

"The game is over, you kind of let it out," Gibson said, referring to frustration. "I don't really get a chance to do that. If you guys like to wait 30 minutes or so, I'll be a little more upbeat for you. I've got a lot going through my mind when I talk to you guys."

Gibson was known to be a very intense player, but he generally had more time before he had to meet with the media, and he took even longer before going home to his family.

"As a player I always used to stay at the park very late," he said. "I would never go home until I got rid of it, so to speak."

In his current role, Gibson still tries to get the loss out of his system before going home, which is not always easy given a 4-12 start to the season entering Tuesday.

"My job as a manager is to try and fix it," Gibson said. "That thought process starts, and I need to get rid of them as much as I can so I can get some sleep. And then we get up and we start at it again."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español