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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Joe Girardi Nearly Fought A Heckler During His Postgame Press Conference

Woo-hoo! I haven’t seen a Joe from Chicago this pissed off since WPIX went off the air in NYC!

Joe Girardi wasn’t in the best of moods tonight after the Yankees lost 2-1 to the White Sox, so it’s pretty understandable that he’d want to interrupt his postgame media gaggle to go beat the #### out of some Chicago heckler.

Repoz Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:27 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bhaakon Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM (#4215444)
Why in the hell are they doing the post game interview 20 feet from a public exit while fans walk by?
   2. McCoy Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4215450)
Especially at the Cell.

But this is some sensationalistic headline writing. Joe yelled at somebody. That doesn't mean he nearly fought someone.
   3. bigglou115 Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM (#4215454)
But this is some sensationalistic headline writing. Joe yelled at somebody. That doesn't mean he nearly fought someone.


He also charged the guy. Where I come from, walking towards somebody with purpose while yelling at them is code for "I would like to engage you in fisticuffs to determine who is the superior example of the male ideal"
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4215467)
Charged? Moved toward, but not that quickly, and it doesn't seem that Girardi got all that close.
   5. bigglou115 Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM (#4215471)
Charged? Moved toward, but not that quickly, and it doesn't seem that Girardi got all that close.


He moved toward him in a threatening manner, clearly intending to either follow him so he could be heard as the guy left, or to encourage him to move away. Either way I'd say it was an aggressive act.
   6. Select Storage Device Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:46 AM (#4215481)
Yeah, but c'mon, that's some grade A anger management right there. Ever have someone poo in your face right after some jackhole wearing jorts charlie-horsed you in his Birkenstocks? It's like the most infuriating thing... Joe handled himself OK here. Better than Chris Perez.
   7. Select Storage Device Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4215482)
He yelled, sure, but "Hey! We're doing an interview!" isn't exactly "Come at me, bro!"
   8. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:56 AM (#4215488)
He moved toward him in a threatening manner, clearly intending to either follow him so he could be heard as the guy left, or to encourage him to move away. Either way I'd say it was an aggressive act.

Or, he didn't want to yell in the faces of the media in front of him for something they had no control over. Polite act!
   9. CWS Keith plans to boo your show at the Apollo Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:56 AM (#4215489)
Chris Sale put in a boss performance, arguably his best of the year -- 13 Ks, 1 BB over 7+ IP. He's had a few others -- great duel against Greinke, 15 Ks versus the Rays -- but I think this one's my favorite. The backwards K to finish his night against Ichiro capped the night perfectly -- starts him off with a slider that Ichiro is well out in front of, finishes by dotting a 95 MPH fastball on the outer half. Just brilliant.
   10. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: August 23, 2012 at 02:36 AM (#4215497)
It's funny how he segued right back into calmly assessing Sale's performance.
   11. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: August 23, 2012 at 06:49 AM (#4215522)
Ever have someone poo in your face right after some jackhole wearing jorts charlie-horsed you in his Birkenstocks?

No.
   12. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: August 23, 2012 at 07:13 AM (#4215525)
Geez, from the headline I assumed that Joe drew a rod and stuck in right in the guy's face. Must have been a very slow news night.
   13. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: August 23, 2012 at 07:25 AM (#4215528)
The one time I need the Yankees to win, they get their asses swept. Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot.
   14. Rants Mulliniks Posted: August 23, 2012 at 08:16 AM (#4215543)
I can't stand Girardi, but this is a total non-story.
   15. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: August 23, 2012 at 08:41 AM (#4215556)
I can't stand Girardi, but this is a total non-story.


Seconded.

Why are they doing the interview there? Isn't there a clubhouse or a manager's office or an interview room or somewhere that doesn't have public access that would be a better place? It seems that when I see post-game interviews with road managers they appear to be somewhere private.
   16. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 23, 2012 at 08:44 AM (#4215560)
Ever have someone poo in your face right after some jackhole wearing jorts charlie-horsed you in his Birkenstocks?

Also no. And I hope some that was euphemistic.
   17. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2012 at 09:46 AM (#4215617)
*Ever have someone poo in your face right after some jackhole wearing jorts charlie-horsed you in his Birkenstocks?*

sorry, squiffy, i don't get your banter!
   18. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: August 23, 2012 at 02:53 PM (#4216076)
Where I come from, walking towards somebody with purpose while yelling at them is code for "I would like to engage you in fisticuffs to determine who is the superior example of the male ideal"

I'd be shocked if this is actually the case. Where I come from, walking towards somebody with purpose while yelling at them is code for, the overwhelming majority of the time, "I want to appear to be a big man as long as we're both agreed that there will be almost no actual physical contact, and we will both conveniently appear to get a lot hotter after we've been 'restrained' by onlookers."
   19. Gonfalon B. Posted: August 23, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4216169)
Ever have someone poo in your face right after some jackhole wearing jorts charlie-horsed you in his Birkenstocks?

Never rub another man's rhubarb!
   20. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: August 23, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4216183)
IMO the Yankees do not have the starting pitching to advance in the playoffs and will be bounced in the first round.
   21. clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: August 24, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4216997)
since the last wrestling thread died, i'm gonna respond to the last post in here:

117. Monty Posted: July 03, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4172795)
I just noticed this thread, so I don't care if I'm responding to a post from a month ago.

The worst booked match of all time, however, was Sting vs. Hogan from Starrcade 1997.


That's a good pick, but let me counter with another one from WCW: the Scott Hall "Taser" match that ended Goldberg's streak. Good job destroying your most popular gimmick, guys!

to complete the WCW trilogy, i'll add the "fingerpoke of doom" match, between kevin nash and hollywood hogan.

all three of these matches happened within a 13 month time period (december 1997-january 1999), and the whole thing is just an appalling example of what happens when you let the inmates run the asylum.


on the flip side of things, my favorite 3 matches are probably:

hulk hogan v. shawn michaels from summerslam 2005. i really kind of hate both wrestlers, but the politics behind the psychology of the match were just great. hogan wouldn't job to michaels, so michaels lambasted him in promos, and then did this in their match. it was a childish and massively dickish thing to do in the main event of one of the biggest PPVs of the year, but i just love that the entire wrestling world was in on a joke, and the only person who wasn't, was hulk hogan. it's just beautiful.

also, bart gunn v. bradshaw in the finals of the brawl for all tournament. for those who don't know, that was WWE's first (and only) toughman tournament, and in this match, bart gunn completely laid out bradshaw. to begin with, i'm a sucker for a good knockout, but when you add that bradshaw is a gaping ####, it just can't help but bring a smile to my face.

and third, i'd have to give a nod to cm punk's entire feud with jeff hardy. hardy was insanely over, and punk is insanely good as a heel (plus, this was punk's first heel turn in WWE), so that feud was just great in terms of blurring the lines between what's a face and what's a heel. hardy was getting huge pops from the crowd because he was a drug addict, while punk was booed because he had the stones to call a peach a peach. and again, i'm a sucker for storylines where everyone is in on a joke and one person isn't, and this is another one of those cases, specifically jeff hardy's drug-fueled rantings against punk on youtube.


and just one more match that i think is beautiful: bryan danielson versus sheamus from this year's wrestlemania. the biggest wrestling show of the year; danielson came in as the heavyweight champion, punk was the WWE champion, it was basically an smark's wetdream. this match was the first one on the main card, and it was danielson's first match at wrestlemania (his match the previous year, also against sheamus, was pulled from the main card), and, well, this was what happened. it was just a thumb to the eye of indy wrestling fans, and it was great. everyone was looking forward to see a great wrestle perform in a great match, adn we got that. if that's not vince mcmahon trolling the internet, i don't know what is.

plus, that match set up the future feud with him and punk and aj this summer, so it only got better with hindsight.

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