Girardi was pissed about answering the same question three times. Joel Sherman was apparently the reporter who asked the repetitive question that set him off. Later Girardi asked Sherman into his office and they had it out. Reports on Twitter sound as though it was a pretty good shouting match.
David Waldstein @DavidWaldstein
In all my years i’ve never seen a manager and a reporter go nose to nose shouting at each other as happened tonight. It was classic.
Security was involved.
Sherman, for his part, wrote a scathing article calling the Yankees a bunch of cry baby sore losers without ever once mentioning the altercation. He says the Yankees, in all their anger in how they feel they were done wrong, should “look in the mirror,” rather than publicly rant. A fair point. An entire game was played. Focusing merely on what took place at the end misses the mark.
This morning, Girardi again called Sherman into is office, this time for damage control. Yankees public relations guy Jason Zillo was reportedly involved and this thing will be snuffed out quickly. “We’re in the middle of a pennant race, emotions run high.” “We both have jobs to do, blah.”
Posted: September 09, 2012 at 10:25 AM | 11 comment(s)
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