Just clarifying the facts in referring to the return of Clarence Gaston as v3. True, he is now in his second stint managing the Toronto Blue Jays. But we are talking comebacks here. In between his two managing stints, he came back to be the team's Hitting Coach during 1999-2001.
Ticky-tacky. I know. But when you were fired in 1997 and "not retained" in 2001 and are now managing the team again, I call that version 3 of your coaching career. Am I discounting the near decade Gaston spent as the hitting instructor before becoming manager? Yes. He wasn't fired after that stint. He got promoted.