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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi requested that the team's public address announcer not mention Alex Rodriguez's name when he was pinch-hit for during the American League Championship series, according to CBSSports.com. Typically, announcements include the pinch hitter and the player he is replacing in the lineup. Girardi reportedly called the press box when Eric Chavez pinch hit for Rodriguez in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. The New York Post, however, later reported the call came when Raul Ibanez pinch hit for Rodriguez in Game 3 of the series. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Girardi made the call so Rodriguez would not be further embarrassed by being removed. Rodriguez said Girardi had "built up a lot of equity with him," despite being pinch-hit for and benched in another game. Rodriguez went 3 for 25 at the plate in the playoffs. That included 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitching.
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In order to not bruise his slugging superstar's already-deflated ego, Joe Girardi reportedly called the Yankee Stadium PA announcer to ask him to not mention Alex Rodirguez's name when he was being pinch-hit for.
Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
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Ok not literally, but say you had his job and you were just named the new GM for the New York Yankees.
And your first order of business is deciding is deciding who gets to live another day in pinstripes, and who will get handed their walking papers.
A few things to keep in mind...
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorAfter the Yankees lost to the Tigers, Alex Rodriguez was quoted as saying, "I'll be back." I hope he meant for Old-Timer's Day. JOHN BUONAGURA Stewart Manor, N.Y.
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The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorI have never been more embarrassed in my life to be a Yankees fan. I can only hope the Steinbrenners and Randy Levine issue a public apology to the fans, because we're owed one. We're also owed a new manager, new hitting coach (goodbye Kevin Long!), and a large chunk of new players. This postseason has been a complete...
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Blame it on A-Rod. That's the default position for all postseason losers, isn't it?
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That's one theory, anyway.
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"If he wanted to reach out to me, I...