During a regular season game in the late 60's Gibson was uncharacteristically wild having walked the bases loaded. From the dugout the great Cardinals Manager Red Schoendienst motioned for McCarver to go out & talk to Gibson. When he gets about halfway to the mound Gibson sees him & says "McCarver, what in the hell are you doing"? "Skip wanted me to come talk to you" McCarver replied. With a Steely-Eyed stare Gibson says "Get your ass back behind the plate McCarver because the ONLY thing you know about pitching is that it's hard to hit"!!!
Remember when a guy could eat a bat and it didn't spark a worldwide pandemic?