Joe Girardi will crush you with his legs


Christening our new Joe Girardi category, let me present to you news from Dan Shanoff’s Quickie. Shanoff, a Northwestern alum like Girardi, shares an interesting story:

In the football weight room, where all athletes worked out … there are lists of weightlifting records, and the only non-football player ANYWHERE was in the squat, where Girardi was the all-time king.

So there you have it; all five feet, eleven inches of Joe Girardi, the new Yankee manager, could out-bench NU football players. Look out, Jason Giambi.

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  • Pfistyunc

    Now we know why NU wins so many football games!

  • yankz

    When he was with the Marlins, he put on catching gear and caught his pitchers to get to know them better. I like him a lot.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I know one of the players challenged him to run sprints with them in ST, and he did it.

    • dan

      I heard he once killed a bear with his bare hands just to prove that he could do it. True story.

      • Mike R.

        I heard he had the ability to kill a yak…from 1,000 yards away…with MIND BULLETS.

        I am stoked! Spring training can’t arrive soon enough.

        • yankz

          While catching, he once called pitches so well that the pitcher struck out Frank Thomas on 2 pitches.

          • dan

            Let’s not get carried away here, I think you’re confusing Sir Joseph Elliot Girardi with his Lordship Colbert Richard Hamels (silent T?)

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Mike wins today’s obscure reference contest. Well played sir.

          • Mike R.

            I had a feeling you would get it. You are the obscure reference king my friend.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

            It’s not that obscure.

            That’s telekinesis, Kyle.

  • dan

    I don’t get it?

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