Yankees: Signing Joe Girardi is a good start - Lady Loves Pinstripes Yankees: Signing Joe Girardi is a good start - Lady Loves Pinstripes Yankees: Signing Joe Girardi is a good start - Lady Loves Pinstripes
 

Yankees: Signing Joe Girardi is a good start

Saying the New York Yankees have a lot of work to do this off-season is the understatement of the century.

English: Joe Girardi presents President Barack...

English: Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with a New York Yankees signed team jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So far, the Yankees have gotten off to a good start by inking skipper Joe Girardi to a 4-year, for around $16 million this past week.

The Yankees were already fielding phone calls from the likes of the Nationals and Cubs asking permission to talk with the skipper before his Yankees contract expired on November 1st.

Girardi shined as a manager amidst the worst season the Yankees have had in the last 20 years.

Between the lack of talent and the off the field craziness, Girardi kept his cool and everybody was awestruck.

As a Yankees fan, admittedly, I was at my wit’s end a lot this past season.

I often could be heard cursing at the TV; leaving games early and irritated in the Bronx; and for the first time, I actually anticipated the day I did not have to watch this Yankees team play baseball anymore.

So, the fact that Girardi held it together is a miracle within itself.

Girardi kept a bunch of cast-offs and has-beens in playoff contention until the beginning of September, which was not easy.

Just ask inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner, as his stinginess made Girardi’s job that much harder.

Hal also knew if Girardi walked it would be on him, as Yankee fans want to see if the Boss son is a man of his word.

Not everyone was a Girardi fan, like myself but I think he changed many fans minds with his steadiness and baseball smarts this past year.

Overall, a great move for the Yankees and it keeps the majority of fans happy for now.

Technically, baseball’s off-season doesn’t really start until a World Series Champion gets crowned so this is just the beginning of what is going to be an emotional off-season.

Here are some tweets about the Yankees bringing back skipper.

https://twitter.com/account/suspended

https://twitter.com/EriknSacramento?protected_redirect=true

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, its amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton

 

Enhanced by Zemanta