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Clueless Joe (Girardi) Stuck In a Box With Yankee Bullpen

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Last night's 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox rests squarely on Joe Girardi's shoulders. Two words caused him to lose the game, neither of which are "Joba" or "Chamberlain."

The two words are conventional thinking.

Girardi managed last night's game the same way that 99.9 percent of managers and wanna-be managers would have: Push C.C. Sabathia to the limit, hoping to get 23 or 24 outs from him. When Sabathia tires, have Mariano Rivera ready to get the final three or four outs of the game.

His train of thought ironically required very little thought, resulting in a world-class failure for a man paid a lot of money to win baseball games.

When Girardi manages "by a formula," he becomes obliv...

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