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‘On-base machine’: Chase Headley makes Joe Girardi look like genius

Chase Headley, despite never having batted higher than fifth this season, was elevated to second by manager Joe Girardi against White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey on Wednesday night at a frigid Yankee Stadium. The switch-hitting third baseman rewarded the manager’s move with a two-run homer in the first inning that set the foundation for a...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

WATCH: Joe Girardi impressed with Aaron Hicks' two-homer game

Yankees manager Joe Girardi praises Aaron Hicks' poise and resolve after Hicks hit two home runs in the Bombers' 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Thursday.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi offers novel take on how to improve WBC

New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, like many of his managerial colleagues, view the World Baseball Classic with a degree of skepticism and some concern. It’s hardly a surprising stance given the WBC inhibits the ability of players competing in it to get in key spring training work.Despite rules set in place to help alleviate some concerns, most major league teams watch from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 15, 2017  |  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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