Discussion

Clueless? No, Joe knows and it shows

Fitted for dunce cap down the stretch, Girardi jumps to head of class with Game 1 win

Updated: October 7, 2010, 11:32 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Girardi was the easiest of September targets, with his strategy so timid and his body language so tense. He practically wore a "kick me" sign on his back, right above his upgraded number, 28, which represents a title he appeared destined to lose.

By all accounts, the manager of the New York Yankees was a more relaxed and agreeable presence when he won the franchise's 27th championship. But after Girardi summoned his new jersey out of the bullpen, the drive to repeat ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

ALSO SEE