Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/23/12

The Yankees lost to the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday and were swept in a three-game series. In light of the sweep, it’s no surprise that manager Joe Girardi wasn’t in the best of moods after the game. In fact, he even stopped a press conference with reporters to confront a heckler.

“Yankees swept, yes!” the heckler yelled, before Girardi began his press conference.

The heckler continued to yell as Girardi was fielding a question, but the manager stopped mid-answer to go after the heckler and tell him “shut up! I’m doing an interview!”

Impressively, Girardi returned to the press conference and continued his answer right where he left off.

The outburst was out of character for the typically composed manager — it’s not like we’re talking about Lou Piniella or something — so it makes you wonder if there wasn’t some history between the two in a Chris Perez type of situation.

The Yankees are still 72-52 despite the losing streak, but the Rays are closing and only three games back. That could be why Girardi is suddenly feeling the heat.

Video via CSN Chicago, H/T Deadspin

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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