Girardi’s Inept Managing is Contagious!

As many of my readers know, a few years ago I kept begging Joe Girardi to let his team’s leading hitter play.

This was Ichiro Suzuki, who led the Yankees in batting but could not see the field because his manager (Clueless Joey G) thought that other guys were better.

Why should a .300+ batter get to play?   Nope, he should ride the bench

Why should a .300+ batter get to play? Nope, he should ride the bench

As usual, Joe was wrong.   It’s not surprising that Joey was wrong.   What IS surprising is that Joey’s logic (bench your best hitter) is contagious.

Ichiro is now on the Miami Marlins, where he is again his team’s leading hitter at .317.   But his Continue reading

It’s time (yet again) for Clueless Joe to Go

Joe Girardi needs to be fired yesterday.     That’s not just an opinion from an angry blogger, but a virtual, provable fact.

Let’s analyze Joey G’s mistakes in Thursday’s game when he handed the Orioles a free victory.

We now live in an upside-down bizarre world where managers bench a guy in the middle of pitching a shutout.

We now live in an upside-down bizarre world where managers bench a guy in the middle of pitching a shutout.

Masahiro Tanaka was on fire.   He was in the middle of his best game in years.  ZERO runs, only five meaningless hits.  7 Strikeouts.

The Orioles could not handle him.   Period.   So what did our clueless dolt of a manager do Continue reading