Remarkably, the Blue Jays have determined a two-time World Series winning skipper was more deserving of an other opportunity than a Vietnam war hero. From the Canadian Press :

The reeling Toronto Blue Jays fired manager John Gibbons today and replaced him with former manager Cito Gaston, the man who led the team to its only two World Series titles.The move comes amid a spirit-breaking stretch of 13 losses in 17 games that has buried them in the AL East basement with a 35-39 record.

Gibbons is the third manager fired this week, after Willie Randolph (Mets) and John McLaren (Seattle).

The Jays also fired coaches Marty Pevey, Ernie Whitt and Gary Denbo.

Red Sox P Curt Schilling tells readers of his 38 Pitches blog, “I am set to have what could be extensive and potentially career ending shoulder surgery on Monday.”  This is truly terrible news…for members of John McCain’s staff, who will undoubtedly have to put up with Curt offering them helpful advice on the campaign trail all autumn long.