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With every word about an egregious mistake he refused to own, Joe Girardi twisted deeper the knife he had plunged into the New York Yankees’ postseason life. It is one thing to be a manager who so believes in his instinct that he ignores the cardinal rule of the job – trust your players – and in the process exposes his own fallibility. It’s something different altogether to explain it away in a fusillade of fallacies that bared his flaws and insecurities even more.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Tx Oriole said:

I don't know much about the man. Don't pay any attention to the Yankees. 

All I need to know about him is that when MacPhail offered him the O's job, he accepted under the condition that he could leave if offered the Yankees or Cubs job.  I never mind watching him lose.

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I've watched Girardi for a long time.   I find his demeanor annoying, and his tendency to switch pitchers multiple times an inning even in games that aren't that close drives me nuts.    But that aside, I think he's an excellent manager.    If the Yankees don't renew his contract, they're making a mistake. 

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Judging by some of the verbiage in the article, I thought that Girardi had unilaterally dismantled US foreign relations, but it turns out he made some mistakes in a baseball game. 

Whether or not you agree with the decision to challenge or not, or if you even care, the reality is that Girardi also said in the interview immediately following the game that the primary reason he didn't challenge was they did not have access to the super slow motion capture within 30 seconds and that the angles they had  it was too difficult to tell if he had been grazed or not. Obviously, this fueled Girardi's belief that the risk of delaying the game at something he believe was inconclusive was more detrimental to his pitcher.

Feel how you want about the decision. I'm pulling for the Indians so, it was a pleasant night for me. However, one thing about these writers is every year they seem to get more brazen and have a "HOW DARE THIS ARROGANT, FOOLISH MAN, SPIT IN OUR FACES AND SPLASH IN HIS OWN IRREVERENCE!" Thank goodness I do irrelevant work like financial planning so, nobody wants to hang me in the streets for failing to review a HBP. 

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6 minutes ago, thatbearflies said:

Judging by some of the verbiage in the article, I thought that Girardi had unilaterally dismantled US foreign relations, but it turns out he made some mistakes in a baseball game. 

Whether or not you agree with the decision to challenge or not, or if you even care, the reality is that Girardi also said in the interview immediately following the game that the primary reason he didn't challenge was they did not have access to the super slow motion capture within 30 seconds and that the angles they had  it was too difficult to tell if he had been grazed or not. Obviously, this fueled Girardi's belief that the risk of delaying the game at something he believe was inconclusive was more detrimental to his pitcher.

Feel how you want about the decision. I'm pulling for the Indians so, it was a pleasant night for me. However, one thing about these writers is every year they seem to get more brazen and have a "HOW DARE THIS ARROGANT, FOOLISH MAN, SPIT IN OUR FACES AND SPLASH IN HIS OWN IRREVERENCE!" Thank goodness I do irrelevant work like financial planning so, nobody wants to hang me in the streets for failing to review a HBP. 

I often wonder how most critics of sports figures would react if every little thing they did at work was put under the same microscope they apply.

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28 minutes ago, InsideCoroner said:

I couldn't understand why he didn't challenge, and do think some reactions are over the top. That said, I enjoyed it since anything that causes the Yankees discomfort also comforts me. (I live in Germany, so I'm allowed my schadenfreude)

Haha - thinking Seinfeld (is that also German?) - Jerry mumbling, "Newman!"

I am also guilty of such but aren't we all "pathetic", eating the crumbs of other teams' frailties as good karma for our souls?  I don't know but it sure heartens mine...:x

 

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28 minutes ago, InsideCoroner said:

I couldn't understand why he didn't challenge, and do think some reactions are over the top. That said, I enjoyed it since anything that causes the Yankees discomfort also comforts me. (I live in Germany, so I'm allowed my schadenfreude)

I enjoyed the outcome as well for the same reasons. . From what I could see, I think if challenged, the call on the field would have stood. I personally don’t think it hit anything but the catcher’s mitt as I could not see a change in spin or changed in direction from the side angle. From the CF camera looking on at the batter, at first it looked like the ball took a quick downward change, but I see now that it looks like it was how it bounced downward in the mitt (hit thumb of mitt and bounced in pocket). My wife thought it hit him even after seeing all angles. So I think the review ump may have had trouble seeing what really happened definitively  

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