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Joe Girardi says MLB should borrow from the NFL to improve pace of play

There has been a ton of debate this week on how to improve the pace of play in baseball, with the commissioner trading barbs with the players union and the announcement that a simple hand signal will replace the traditional four-pitch intentional walk. Among the various other suggestions is an interesting one from Yankees skipper Joe Girardi. Girardi proposes that Major League Baseball...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Yankees’ Joe Girardi talks about working without new deal for ’18

TAMPA — Joe Girardi worked the 2013 season without a contract for the following year and he is going to repeat the process this season. Girardi is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal he signed after the 2013 season and isn’t looking for the issue to be resolved. “It really doesn’t...
Via New York Post
8 days ago

WATCH: Joe Girardi talks Yankees 2017 season, spring training & more

Via YES Network
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Girardi unimpressed with MLB pitching restriction proposal

Every year around this time, it seems ideas are thrown around to gauge public opinion on possible new rule changes in Major League Baseball. That’s applied even more so under new commissioner Rob Manfred. The latest change to the game Manfred is considering is a restriction on the usage of relief pitchers in order to shorten games. Manfred discussed the possibility on ESPN...
Via The Comeback
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi calls for changes to MLB All-Star Game

Joe Girardi last managed in the MLB All-Star Game in 2010, and he has some gripes about the format. The Yankee manager believes that the rule that every team must be represented should be thrown out, with the 25 best players from each league on the roster instead. “If the game has that much importance, I think you should take whatever your best roster is,” Girardi said Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi doesn’t like the shift, but he uses the heck out of it

The growing angst in baseball appears to be directed at the use of the defensive shift and its increasing presence in the game. It seems the only people you hear complain about it are the ones who are affected the most by it in a negative way. Feel free to file New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi in that category. “It’s illegal defense, just like basketball,” Girardi said...
Via The Comeback
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Girardi does not want Yankees showing up early to workouts

Joe Girardi is urging his players to get plenty of rest during spring training this year, and he does not want them turning their noses up at the opportunity he is providing them with. Girardi has decided that workouts and practice will begin each day at 11:30 a.m. When Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal asked the New York Yankees manager for his reasoning behind that, Girardi...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi sympathizes with Bowles in wake of Geno fiasco

By Jason Rowan Putting out fires, repairing rifts between players and mediating beefs while attempting to maintain some semblance of order in a clubhouse or locker room are just a few of the many responsibilities tasked to a manager or head coach. This is why New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi feels for New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and the nightmarish scenario he will...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi set to release sci-fi baseball game app

By Sam Galanis  It turns out Joe Girardi isn’t just the manager of the New York Yankees. He’s an app designer now, too. Girardi had an idea back in 2013 to make a family-oriented, baseball-themed game that he could play with his kids after seeing how much time they spent playing apps. And on Aug. 5, the skipper will release his sci-fi baseball game, “Portalball.” “It...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Girardi blasted Yanks before Jeter's final game

Before Derek Jeter’s emotional final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, manager Joe Girardi absolutely shredded the team. According to a report from ESPN New York, the Yankee skipper was not pleased about his club missing the playoffs for the second straight year, and he ripped some of his players for being overweight and some for not being “hungry” enough to make a playoff...
Via The Outside Corner
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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