Found September 09, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: CC Sabathia
TEAMS: New York Yankees

From Larry Brown Sports:

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi capped an upsetting 5-4 loss to the Orioles on Saturday in Baltimore by getting into an argument with one of the writers who covers the team.

Girardi apparently called New York Post writer Joel Sherman into his office after being frustrated with an exchange the two had during the postgame news conference, and the two began to argue.

In the video below, you can see Girardi answer two questions about pitcher CC Sabathia's struggles before Sherman jumps into the mix. The Girardi-Sherman exchange that instigated the argument begins at the 3:30 mark:

Here's how the exchange went:

"I think [the previous reporter] might have just asked my question," Sherman acknowledged. "Are you convinced CC (Sabathia) is healthy?" he asked.

"Yes, this is the third time, yes. Yes, he's healthy," Girardi replied.

"It's part of the game," Sherman said in response, trying to defend his question after noticing Girardi seemed irked.

"I know, but I was asked three times," said Girardi.

"Still part of the game," Sherman continued.

"No, I'm not lying. One time (to ask the question) is sufficient," an annoyed Girardi told Sherman.

"Joe, you make big money as Yankee manager, it's part of the job," we believe Sherman said to end the exchange, though it was tough to tell exactly what he said.

Girardi shook his head at Sherman, didn't respond, and then fielded a question from another reporter. It was after the press conference when things got really heated.

According to an account from ESPN's Andrew Marchand, Girardi called Sherman into his office where they had a heated confrontation. The two reportedly went nose-to-nose in an argument, with Girardi telling Sherman not to tell him how to do his job, and Sherman saying the same thing back to Girardi. Marchand says the two had to be separated by security.

You can question whether Sherman was out of line with his aggressive approach with Girardi, but it's pretty clear that between this and Girardi's explosion on a heckler last month, the manager is feeling the pressure. Couple the Yankees losing their division lead with the awful call that cost them the game on Saturday, and it's easy to see why Girardi is so edgy.

 

Also from Larry Brown Sports

Photo: Honey Badger watches LSU play from the stands

Nick Saban upset with Alabama fans

Gold medalist sued by her parents

4 Comments:
  • Most of these "reporters" have an IQ equal to the pencils they use. A bunch of chest-nuts. Chest-nut? A breast fed idiot.
  • I know players and baseball managers, including coaches, are supposed to answer questions by reporters or they are subject to suffer a fine. But I notice most of these reporters are more incline to embarass these guys with idiotics questions than to bring out positive answers for the benefit of the fans. Also they have no imagination at all by asking the same questions over and over again.
    Benjamin Quiñones
    bengieq12@gmail.com
  • C.C. Sabathia deliberately hit Nick Markakis so hard you could hear the bone crack as it broke. The Umpire motioned for Nick to take first base. C.C. Sabathia starts arguing with the Umpire that it was a foul ball??
    Neither Sabathia nor Girardi apologized to the Orioles or Nick.
    That is the way they operate. If they can't beat you, they disable you. No apologies.

    Update: September 10, 2012
    Good sportsmanship is not in the Yankees' vocabulary. Joe Torre was not like that.
    Joe Girardi is no Joe Torre.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Teixeira Headed for MRI on Monday

From Bryan Hoch:Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is scheduled to have a MRI on his ailing left calf Monday in New York and probably won’t be available to play in this week’s series against the Red Sox, manager Joe Girardi said. Teixeira reaggravated his calf strain on the ninth-inning dive into first base on Saturday against the Orioles. The Yankees are hopeful that Teixeira...

Harper: CC Comes Up Small, Again

From John Harper:The Yankees have had worse nights during this stretch in which their 10-game lead, not to mention their aura of superiority, has disappeared. But this was surely the most ominous night of them all. And not because they got jobbed by first base umpire Jerry Meals. Yes, replays showed that Mark Teixeira was easily safe diving into first base to beat a double-play...

Yankees Game 139 Lineup: 9/8/12

C.C. and the rest of the Yankee lineup need to be pumped up for this game tonight and bring home a big win   Back on top in the AL East are the Yankees after a key win last night in Baltimore. It’s been a back and forth battle for them in the past week or so and for today, they maintain sole possession of first place in their division. The offense seems to be waking up slightly...

Yankees Game 139: Controversy Clouds Ending

New York Yankees 4 — Baltimore Orioles 5   A controversial call ends a big night in a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.   CC Sabathia struggled in tonight’s game as he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits, including 3 home runs. In the 2nd inning, the man that has hurt the Yankees all season, Mark Reynolds, got to the Yankees ace. For Reynolds, this was his 7th home run against the Yankees...

Yankees' Teixeira out at least 4 games

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss at least the next four games with a calf injury, and it's possible he will be out the rest of the season, ESPN.com reported Sunday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Sunday Teixeira will have an MRI on Monday, but he is worried that Teixeira may not play again this season. "There is part of me that wonders...

Mark Teixeira Most Likely Done for Season After Sliding Into First Base, Aggravating Leg Injury

BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could be lost for the season after aggravating a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base. Teixeira returned Saturday night from a 10-day absence with a strained left calf, then hurt himself on the final play of New York's 5-4 loss to Baltimore. Yankees manager Joe Girardi summed up Teixiera's status Sunday...

Maybe Mark Teixeira was safe...

This image is from the New York Daily News website. Maybe the baseball gods were on the Orioles' side for a change. Comments?

The Pattern For Playoff Success Emerges

Good morning.It is now clear to me what MUST happen if the Yankees are going to have any success in the post-season.I know.  We are not likely to get there.Nonetheless, there is only one thing the Yankees can and MUST do, if they do reach post season play.Simply put; they have to win the first game every time.This team has proven, time and time again, that it can no longer win back...

Angry Yankees Fan In Maine Throws Brick Through Police Station Door

Via: Portland police arrested a man wearing a New York Yankees hat over the weekend after he threw a brick through the police station’s glass front door. Police say Jeffrey Nason, 38, entered the Middle Street station at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday to complain that someone in the street had yelled at him for wearing a Yankees cap. Jeff needs to calm the f*ck down. The Yankees now...

Yankees 8, Orioles 5

Alex Rodriguez hit his 300th home run with the Yankees, Russell Martin and Steve Pearce also homered, and New York regained sole possession of first place in the AL East by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Friday night. The Yankees built a 7-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Wei-Yin Chen (12-9) and held on for their third win in nine games. New York had lost eight...

Granderson comes off the bench to help Yankees beat Orioles

BALTIMORE-Curtis Granderson made good use of his time on Sunday against the Orioles. Granderson came off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit homer and five RBIs, and Derek Jeter added a two-run homer to help the New York Yankees regain first place in the American League East with a 13-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon. New York (79-61) split the key four-game series...

Yankeetorial: We're overdue, all right. But for what?

Last night, it was all the ump's fault. That mean old umpire! Blaming them is always fun. It simply requires you to suspend reality and assume Arod would hit a HR, and that our bullpen, which has given back more than Mother Theresa, would do its job. Oh well. Those dirty umps did it. Not us.Curtis Granderson had nothing to do with it. The Grandyman has been a fine Yankee, a good...

AT&T Student Night Against the Yankees & Meeting Manny Machado

It’s a good time to be an O’s fan! AT&T, the official Wireless sponsor of the Baltimore Orioles, has several promotions going on this weekend as the Birds play in a pivotal series against AL east rivals, the New York Yankees for control of 1st place in the AL East. Students can show their student ID on Friday night to cheer on the Orioles for just $6. While at the game...

Podcast Episode 21: The Race Is On

By the end of last week I was ready to declare the Yankees dead. However, they showed me something this past weekend by splitting 4 games with the second-place Baltimore Orioles. In this episode of the podcast I talk about my near-eulogy, eat a little crow and recap the weekend series at Camden Yards. Also, Paul (Sully) Sullivan of the Red Sox blog Sully Baseball returns to the show...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.