Friday night, the Weyburn Beavers hosted their annual Sports Dinner, in person for the first time since the pandemic, at the Weyburn Curling Rink. The crowd came out to hear from legendary Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. 

Gibbons told stories from his time as a player, starting with his draft year in 1980, to winning the World Series with the New York Mets in 1986. Those in attendance found out about his reaction to The Bat Flip (spoiler: he didn't actually see it), as well as who he thought some of the most talented players he has ever coached were. 

He shared some of the things that he noted make the difference between a good player and a great player and also found out what he really feels about some of the umpires he had worked with.

After the question and answer session, which lasted for over an hour, Gibbons took the time to stick around and sign copies of his book for those in attendance, as well as get photos with fans. 

The next day, Gibbons stuck around for some clinics with minor ball players, then threw out the first pitch for the Weyburn Beavers game against the Regina Red Sox. Having him there must have been a good luck charm as well, as the Beavers picked up a 6-2 win.

Here are some of the photos from the night.