Kirk Gibson on his managing philosophy and hunting deer with David Wells

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson joined the show to talk about winning NL Manager of the Year. He just came down from a tree where he’s hunting deer with his friends.

Gibson talked about the key to his success his season. He said staying positive and asking for everyone around him’s health.

Gibson said he has no regrets about how the postseason ended for the D-Backs. “You can do everything right and it doesn’t work out some times,” Gibson said.

Dan asked Gibson if he was bothered that the Dodgers never reached out to me.  “Before I took a bench coach job with the Diamondbacks, I had an opportunity to [manage] the Dodgers’ Triple-AAA team,” Gibson said. But he said he has no bitterness and has a lot of respect for Don Mattingly.

Gibson said that part of his hunting party is former MLB pitcher David Wells. Dan and Gibson had a good time talking about it.

Gibson and Dan were talking about whether he could still hit. “My eyes are going,” Gibson said. “I can’t hit the ball off a tee.”

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