The Yankees once again failed to clinch a birth in the World Series last evening in a 7 to 6 loss to the Angels. Time and time again Joe Girardi has over thought situations and not gone with his gut. Well he is at it again..
There has been talk of possibly reshuffling the pitching rotation to make sure CC is ready to pitch game one in the Series. Mr. Girardi, you have to get to the World Series first my friend. Nothing will be given to you by a tough, never say die, Angels team. Do you remember what happened in 04 against the Sox? Lets not have a similar breakdown this time around. This Yankees team has been too dominant all year not to play in the World Series.
But micromanaging has become a reoccurring theme around the league it seems like in today’s day and age. I wonder why games take so long..maybe it could be because managers bring in 4 or 5 pitchers every game. The simple math of it is, managers who do not over think situations commonly win. Prime example in Joe Torre. The man has won consistently for the past 13 years by keeping it simple. Managers who keep it simple show confidence in their players which rubs off on how they respect their managers and generally how they perform on the diamond.
So Mr. Girardi, take a chill pill, and let Andy Pettite do what he has been doing his whole career. He has the most playoff wins for a reason. Well let him get number 16 and send the Yankees back to the promise land.
On another note, the ultimate micromanager himself, Tony Larussa is having doubts about his return to the Cardinals. Tony consistently overthinks situations and is doing the same now. He is debating whether the fire is still there. Either it is or it isn’t. There is not to much to think about Tony.
Girardi needs to take some notes out of Joe Torre’s book and just let his guys play and not turn this into aerospace engineering. Just keep it simple..
Stay tuned for Edition 41