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So how did we get here? How did we get from a bull-in-a-china-shop football player at Michigan State University to the manager of a big league baseball team? Well, first of all, Kirk Gibson was a bull-in-a-china-shop baseball player, too. So nothing new there. Gibson played baseball with the temperament of a bear awakened early from hibernation. He reported to spring training every February scowling, and got crabbier. His face was affixed into a sneer from April to October. Gibby, especially in his earlier days as a big leaguer, didn't swing at pitches, he flailed at them angrily. The baseball was a house fly, and Gibson was trying to kill it with a hammer. Gibson was Garfield before his cup of coffee, an infant with colic. He played the game as if someone was about to take it away from hi ...

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