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Joe Girardi's Father Died, And The New York Post Seriously Fucked Up…

Today the Yankees announced that manager Joe Girardi's father passed away. Jerry Girardi had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and this New Yorker article describes how Joe would make the six-hour drive to the nursing home in Illinois every time the Yankees traveled to Chicago. » 10/11/12 4:30pm 10/11/12 4:30pm

Joe Girardi And Joel Sherman Had Themselves A Good Old Fashioned…

Last night, the Yankees lost to the Orioles on a botched third out call that made everyone go a little crazy. It actually started before (and likely caused) the blown call: Mark Teixeira decided sliding head first was a good idea. He was called out. He then said the umps wanted to get home early and blew the call on… » 9/09/12 11:10am 9/09/12 11:10am

Joe Girardi Confronted A Heckler During His Postgame Press Conference

Joe Girardi wasn't in the best of moods tonight after the Yankees lost 2-1 to the White Sox, so it's pretty understandable that he'd want to interrupt his postgame media gaggle to go beat the shit out of some Chicago heckler. Most impressive, though, is that Girardi comes back to the huddle and continues his thought… » 8/23/12 12:07am 8/23/12 12:07am

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo Is Really Upset That Joe Girardi Blew Him Off,…

Bob Raissman has the story today of what happens when the manager of the New York Yankees skips a scheduled radio spot with a satellite host best known for tantrums and rhotacism. Apparently Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is quite angry, which isn't new, but there's actually something interesting about the source of his anger,… » 3/25/11 5:00pm 3/25/11 5:00pm

Yankee Stadium Looks To Be Going Down Without A Fight

Just to follow up on what Rick was saying earlier ... we don't think we're gonna have much reason to write about the Yankees too much longer. Once that All-Star Game is over, and we'll just have the Yankee Stadium elegies ... and then we can all go back to our lives. The Yankees looked deader than Dillinger. » 5/19/08 11:40am 5/19/08 11:40am

Please Do Not Get Smudges On The Yankees' Uniforms; They Have To Last…

I'll admit to not being 100 percent up to date on the unwritten rules of baseball; I'm still working on that whole wearing-a-shirt-at-the-dinner-table thing. But it seems to me that if you're a runner heading home, and the catcher is blocking the plate, you do what God intended. You run over the sucker like Mr. Plow. » 3/10/08 6:00pm 3/10/08 6:00pm

Joe Girardi, Apparently This Is Your Dream Job

The night of Joe Torre's final game as Yankees manager, we ran into one of those aggressively hardcore Yankees fans who are perfectly friendly until they've had a bit to drink. We asked him what he thought about the job vacancy; he said, "I hope it's not Mattingly. I can't boo Donny Baseball." It was charming; he… » 10/29/07 12:54pm 10/29/07 12:54pm