Nov
05

Manager by day, good Samaritan by night

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Put yourself in Joe Girardi‘s shoes. A year after missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons, you lead your team to a World Series title. It’s after 2 a.m., and you’re on your way home to your wife and children (though they’re almost certainly sleeping). But on the way home, after a DUI checkpoint, you see a car crashed into a wall on the highway. What do you do? If you’re Joe Girardi, you stop and make sure everything’s all right. Not only that, but you run across the highway to do so. What a guy, that Joe Girardi.

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41 Comments»

  1. larryf says:

    Maybe he recognized Joba’s car???

  2. Mike Pop says:

    Good man, Joe G.

  3. Camilo Gerardo - your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense says:

    Caption this story:

    “World series over, what do I tackle next”

    • First I gotta clean up Torre’s mess, now this. It’s like they always say: A genius-man’s work is never done…

    • Thomas says:

      Future new story:

      Yankees Manager Joe Girardi saves President Obama by catching a bullet from a would-be assassin with bare hands. Girardi then turned and threw the bullet back at the assassin killing him and ending the threat against the president’s life.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

        Yankees Manager Joe Girardi saves President Obama by positioning NICK SWISHER perfectly who caught a bullet from a would-be assassin with bare hands. GirardiNICK SWISHER then turned and threw the bullet back at the assassin killing him and ending the threat against the president’s life. Girardi then then asked Mo for a 6 out save, which he delivered flawlessly…

        Fixed.

  4. Camilo Gerardo - your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense says:

    and How hilarious would it have been after JoeG was annouced “HEEEEYYYYYY… YOU GUYSSS!”

  5. pat says:

    The police were then extremely critical of his rescue decisions claiming he left one victim in too long and took the other one out too quickly.

  6. MattG says:

    “If you’re Joe Girardi, you stop and make sure everything’s all right. Not only that, but you run across the highway to do so. ”

    Did he open his uniform shirt first, or just fly across dresses as he was?

  7. GG says:

    right before I heard this on ESPN radio, I heard Colin Cowherd talking about how great today is for the redsox, because theo’s pissed off and won’t let this happen next year…..I’m NOT kidding he really said that

    • Lanny says:

      And hes only pissed and will only improve the team because the Yankees won the title???

      But hey you get what you get when you listen to Colin Cowherd.

    • Double-J says:

      Wasn’t that the same thing folks said about the Mets last year? The a Phillies win in the ’08 series was pretty much the best possible outcome for the Mets future? :P

      • Something I was thinking about regarding the Mets:

        The Mets are Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies’s bitch. We just made Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies OUR bitch.

        Ergo, the Mets, who were once merely our bitch, are now our bitch’s bitch. The Mets have accomplished the heretofore unthinkable: They’ve achieved two standard deviations of bitchassness.

        And we are such a pimp, even our bitches have bitches.

    • MattG says:

      If this is good for the Red Sox, imagine how good it would be if the Yanks won 3 or 4 times in a row. The Red Sox would be unstoppable!

      • Scooter says:

        Apparently PeteAbe agrees:
        http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....an_do.html

        Thing is – I appreciate all the info Pete gave us over the couple of years he was the Yankees beat reporter, but something about the tone ticks me off.

        Guess he has to play to his audience, doesn’t he? (It IS his job to get hits on his blog)

        • JGS says:

          yea, but the only hits are from Yankee fans calling him out on that

        • Jeremy says:

          This piece is right out of the PeteAbe playbook.

          1. Write a story that you know is going to rile up your readers.
          2. Review flood of comments from enraged readers.
          3. Tell angry commenters to lighten up/grow up/get a clue while ignoring any valid points made against you.

          PeteAbe has always had a condescending tone. I don’t know which teams he wants to win, but his Lohud posts always gave me the sense that he was rejoicing in the team’s failures. It was a strange feeling to get from a Yankees news site.

      • JGS says:

        +28, 29, 30

  8. Tubby says:

    In related news, Joe Torre witnessed an accident on the 101 last night. He sent Scott Proctor across six lanes of traffic to check on the driver.

  9. Coach6423 says:

    When Paramedics arrived on scene, Girardi ran back to his car to check his book to see how well they matched up with the car accident victim. Upon seeing it was not a favorable matchup, Girardi called 911 and requested Al Aceves.

  10. jsbrendog says:

    if you didn’t already think that joe g was a great human being after all the business with his dad’s alzheimers then this should finally convince you he is a great human being.

    with class like that at the helm how can you go wrong?

  11. Fuck, can we do a revote on the Bloomberg/Thompson mayoral race?

    I wanna vote for Joe Girardi.

  12. mryankee says:

    Jo congratulations you did it-I had my doubts but you came through. As the late Branch Rickey said to Carl Erskine after a good year “we have decided you can come back next year”

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