Before we let Gibson’s lack of enthusiasm surrounding the event paint a one-sided picture on the issue of graduation attendance, though, consider this: Maybe Gibson didn’t want to miss out on history of another kind.
Just two weeks ago, Gibson’s former broadcasting partner in Detroit, Josh Lewin, now with the Mets, decided to forgo Johan Santana’s June 1 start against the Cardinals to instead attend his daughter’s high school graduation. That fateful Friday night, Santana tossed the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history.
Gibson, it would appear, isn’t taking those same chances.
Cameron, by the way, was picked by the Diamonbacks in the 38th round of last week’s Amateur Player Draft. He also has an offer to play ball at his father’s alma mater, Michigan State.