Manager by day, good Samaritan by night

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Buster Olney thinks Andy Pettitte is a good fit for the 2010 Yankees

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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Buster Olney thinks Andy Pettitte is a good fit for the 2010 Yankees
  • larryf

    Maybe he recognized Joba’s car???

    • Mike HC

      hahhaa, classic

  • Mike Pop

    Good man, Joe G.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    Caption this story:

    “World series over, what do I tackle next”

    • Mike Pop

      IETC

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      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

      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

        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.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

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

  • pat

    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.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Hahaha +28

    • MattG

      Hey, that second guy was driving the car fine, he just couldn’t put it where he wanted to.

      • Scooter

        But it was a car from a different era…
        /alex gonzalez’d

    • http://ElEvilEmpire dudes

      Unhappy with the way the first right handed paramedic attempted CPR, he stopped him to replace him with another right handed paramedic from the ambulance.

    • Amy

      IETCVM

  • MattG

    “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?

    • MattG

      argh, “dressed”

  • GG

    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

      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.

      • http://theyankeeway.mlblogs.com/ Keanu Reeves

        I actually don’t mind Cowherd. He says some dumb stuff sometimes, but he’s pretty funny and usually just tells it like it is.

    • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

      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

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        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

          And before that, they were the Braves’ bitch…although briefly they were nobody’s bitch but the Yankees’

    • MattG

      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!

      • Mike HC

        ha

      • Scooter

        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

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

        • Jeremy

          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

        +28, 29, 30

  • Tubby

    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.

    • Bill R

      +350

    • Mike HC

      hahaha a… this could be the most funny RAB thread ever. Everyone is killing it. Must be the good vibes from the WS win!!!

    • Count Zero

      literally lol…

  • Coach6423

    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.

  • jsbrendog

    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?

    • Mike Pop

      Also how he put braces on because he made a deal with his daughter.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        What was the deal? She didn’t want to wear them so he did it too?

        • jsbrendog

          yeah she was afraid so he was like, bitch pleaze and said he’d wear them too

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

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

    I wanna vote for Joe Girardi.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      we just did–sorry, i voted for you :(

      i voted for matsui, hope that was ok…

  • mryankee

    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”