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By The Hartford Courant | May 25, 1994
NEW YORK -- When he became manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989, Cito Gaston seemed less than enthusiastic and didn't know how long he'd stay.Five years, four division titles and two World Series championships later, Gaston, 50, now knows.Earlier this month, his contract was extended through 1996."And '96 is probably the last you'll see of me," he said yesterday. "I don't want to stay in this game so long that I'm too old to do anything else. I'd like to do some things with my wife and family, spend time with them.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 29, 2008
Observations, opinions and musings from last week in Major League Baseball. In the sixth inning of Tuesday's Toronto Blue Jays win against the Cincinnati Reds, the announced 28,153 at Rogers Centre began chanting for the new manager, who is also the old manager. "Ci-to Gas-ton," the fans sang in Cito Gaston's first game managing in Toronto since the Blue Jays canned him in 1997. "It gave me goose bumps," Gaston, 64, said. "It was a special night for me, and it's just great to be back."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | July 15, 1993
Even the Orioles' front office is divided over American League manager Cito Gaston's refusal to use Mike Mussina in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.Assistant general manager Frank Robinson said he was disappointed by the crowd reaction, but club president Larry Lucchino and GM Roland Hemond said yesterday they were as livid as any fans.Lucchino, a partner in a Washington law firm, expressed his anger as best he knows how Tuesday night -- by engaging his Toronto counterpart, Paul Beeston, in an argument.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1997
TORONTO -- Cito Gaston asked for it and he got it.It just came a little sooner than requested.Knowing that his time as Toronto Blue Jays manager was nearing a close, Gaston said this week that he wanted to be told of his firing by Sunday because he was going on vacation after that and wouldn't be available. The wait ended yesterday when Gaston was informed by Blue Jays officials that he had been relieved of his duties. Pitching coach Mel Queen was named interim manager for the remaining five games.
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October 25, 1991
Cito Gaston will stay on as Toronto manager for the 1992 season, the Blue Jays announced yesterday.Gaston managed Toronto to its second American League East title in three years, but again the team was beaten in the playoffs. He took over the club in May 1989 and has the best managerial record in Blue Jays history -- 235-182, a .564 percentage.Gaston missed 33 days of the 1991 season with back ailments.* YANKEES: Managing general partner Robert Nederlander denied reports that the team planned to become more frugal and said the club would pursue free agents this winter.
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 15, 1993
Pieces of column too short to use . . .About this Cito Gaston thing . . . Has it been pointed out that Gaston is also the name of the villain in "Beauty and the Beast"? And that Gaston -- at least the one in the 1991 animated musical version -- was good at spitting?"I'm especially good at exPECtorating!" go the Howard Ashman lyrics in the Disney insta-classic. Well, Cito Gaston certainly possesses this skill. (Hey, his life is baseball; he's a spitter!) This time he spit in the eye of Baltimore fans and a good number of other American League fans.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | October 16, 1993
TORONTO -- It's World Series time, and the hot topic of discussion again is whether one of the game's top hitters will remain in the American League champion's lineup.Did anyone debate if Charles Barkley would get enough minutes in the NBA Finals? Did anyone debate if Emmitt Smith would get enough carries in the Super Bowl?Nope, this is a baseball exclusive.No other sport maintains two sets of rules for its showcase event. No other sport compromises itself when fan interest is highest.Toronto's Paul Molitor should play every game of the World Series.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 9, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto Blue Jays rookie Juan Guzman got to see last night how crazy it can get at the Metrodome, but he doesn't seem particularly concerned that his concentration will be disrupted when he takes the mound against Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Tapani for Game 2 tonight.Guzman has pitched in the Dominican World Series, where near-riot conditions are not unusual in the stands. The loud, but orderly fans in Minnesota probably will be mild by comparison."I don't think it's going to bother me," Guzman said.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1997
TORONTO -- Cito Gaston asked for it and he got it.It just came a little sooner than requested.Knowing that his time as Toronto Blue Jays manager was nearing a close, Gaston said this week that he wanted to be told of his firing by Sunday because he was going on vacation after that and wouldn't be available. The wait ended yesterday when Gaston was informed by Blue Jays officials that he had been relieved of his duties. Pitching coach Mel Queen was named interim manager for the remaining five games.
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August 1, 1993
School Board Must Back VolunteerismAs you know, during the last school year, the Jessup community has attempted to work with the Board of Education (( to renovate Jessup Elementary School through the use of volunteers and massive business partnerships.The renovation included a sprinkler system, walls to eliminate an antiquated "open classroom" concept, new carpet, a "state of the art" computer lab and air conditioning the gym and cafeteria.This project would have led the way in showing other communities that, with their involvement, they could not only take an active part in improving their children's learning environment but also save the county an enormous amount of taxpayers' dollars.
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By The Hartford Courant | May 25, 1994
NEW YORK -- When he became manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989, Cito Gaston seemed less than enthusiastic and didn't know how long he'd stay.Five years, four division titles and two World Series championships later, Gaston, 50, now knows.Earlier this month, his contract was extended through 1996."And '96 is probably the last you'll see of me," he said yesterday. "I don't want to stay in this game so long that I'm too old to do anything else. I'd like to do some things with my wife and family, spend time with them.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | October 16, 1993
TORONTO -- It's World Series time, and the hot topic of discussion again is whether one of the game's top hitters will remain in the American League champion's lineup.Did anyone debate if Charles Barkley would get enough minutes in the NBA Finals? Did anyone debate if Emmitt Smith would get enough carries in the Super Bowl?Nope, this is a baseball exclusive.No other sport maintains two sets of rules for its showcase event. No other sport compromises itself when fan interest is highest.Toronto's Paul Molitor should play every game of the World Series.
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August 1, 1993
School Board Must Back VolunteerismAs you know, during the last school year, the Jessup community has attempted to work with the Board of Education (( to renovate Jessup Elementary School through the use of volunteers and massive business partnerships.The renovation included a sprinkler system, walls to eliminate an antiquated "open classroom" concept, new carpet, a "state of the art" computer lab and air conditioning the gym and cafeteria.This project would have led the way in showing other communities that, with their involvement, they could not only take an active part in improving their children's learning environment but also save the county an enormous amount of taxpayers' dollars.
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July 20, 1993
Oriole fans are poor sports for booing JaysOn behalf of all Toronto Blue Jay fans, and trust me, we are many, throughout North America, I would like to express the disgust I felt while watching the All Star Game.It has always been my understanding that the All-Star Game is a forum in which each league is allowed to display the talents of their best players, or the talents of those players voted on to the teams by millions of fans.The starting lineup contained three Toronto Blue Jays who were actually selected by fans, not by Cito Gaston.
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 15, 1993
Pieces of column too short to use . . .About this Cito Gaston thing . . . Has it been pointed out that Gaston is also the name of the villain in "Beauty and the Beast"? And that Gaston -- at least the one in the 1991 animated musical version -- was good at spitting?"I'm especially good at exPECtorating!" go the Howard Ashman lyrics in the Disney insta-classic. Well, Cito Gaston certainly possesses this skill. (Hey, his life is baseball; he's a spitter!) This time he spit in the eye of Baltimore fans and a good number of other American League fans.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | July 15, 1993
Even the Orioles' front office is divided over American League manager Cito Gaston's refusal to use Mike Mussina in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.Assistant general manager Frank Robinson said he was disappointed by the crowd reaction, but club president Larry Lucchino and GM Roland Hemond said yesterday they were as livid as any fans.Lucchino, a partner in a Washington law firm, expressed his anger as best he knows how Tuesday night -- by engaging his Toronto counterpart, Paul Beeston, in an argument.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
TORONTO -- It isn't exactly the "Curse of the Bambino," but the Toronto Blue Jays will be carrying a lot of baggage when they arrive at SkyDome this afternoon for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.They came into the 1992 season weighted down by expectations, and they will enter the final two games of the playoffs still haunted by the ghosts of postseasons past. That's why Game 6 has got to feel a lot like Game 7 toToronto.The brief history of the franchise is littered with near-misses.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 29, 2008
Observations, opinions and musings from last week in Major League Baseball. In the sixth inning of Tuesday's Toronto Blue Jays win against the Cincinnati Reds, the announced 28,153 at Rogers Centre began chanting for the new manager, who is also the old manager. "Ci-to Gas-ton," the fans sang in Cito Gaston's first game managing in Toronto since the Blue Jays canned him in 1997. "It gave me goose bumps," Gaston, 64, said. "It was a special night for me, and it's just great to be back."
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | July 14, 1993
He wanted to save him. For extra innings. Even though he had a six-run lead. Cito Gaston just wouldn't stop, would he? He played the Little League father until the bitter end, letting his own kids play so they wouldn't stop loving their daddy.Let's get it on right now. The AL East race should become a crusade, not just for the Orioles, but for the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, too. Duane Ward over Mike Mussina in the ninth inning. The Cito Seven wrecking everyone else's fun.Here's the best part: Mussina showed up Gaston, warming up on his own to incite the crowd.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 8, 1993
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They won't find out until later today if their efforts came in time, but Mike Mussina made his pitch and Chris Hoiles took a couple more swings for All-Star consideration here last night.After four straight subpar starts, two of them losses, Mussina returned to early-season form by allowing only four hits and one run in seven innings, his longest outing in more than a month. And he got all the help he needed from Hoiles, who crashed his 15th and 16th home runs of the year to power the Orioles to an 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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