LADY AT THE BAT: Joe Girardi: All Guts, No Glory

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Joe Girardi: All Guts, No Glory

The man's got guts. That's for sure.  Joe Girardi has at least that going for him.

Yesterday, Girardi removed a perfect David Robertson with two out in the 11th inning in favor of Alfredo Aceves. We all know what happened after that. The Yankees got beaten at their own walk-off game.

Afterward, he defended his decision this way:

"It's just different kind of stuff against those hitters. And we have all the match ups, and all the scouting reports, and we felt that, you know, it was a better match up for us." [Bombers Beat]

No glory in that remark. No guts either, for that matter. No guts to say, "I was wrong." 

What I don't understand is why Girardi waited until the postseason to put on this "Guts and Glory Show." In other words, why did he wait until the postseason to do all of this over-managing? Not over-managing is what got him to the postseason!

I guess he was too busy working on "The Joe Girardi Show." A pity. "Guts and Glory" has already jumped the shark.


Rob A from BBD said...

I would argue the opposite actually. Girardi has no guts. My reason is because leading up to his trip to the mound to take D-Rob out he checked his book not once, but twice. That says to me that he was having big questions about taking Robertson out. In the end he went with the numbers, what little there were, anyways. No guts. Should have left him in.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Good point, Rob. I was at work and didn't see that. It's hard when you depend on customers with radios to find out what's going on during a game. Lol!