Yankees Manager Joe Girardi continued the stereotype that the Yankees get what every they want in baseball and complain when they don’t. After Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles was postponed, Girardi whined that his team would lose an off day on September 8th to make it up. “I don’t understand why we didn’t play a split doubleheader today,” he said. “Someone’s got to step up, and they did it all over the country. They did it in Philadelphia, they did it in Boston, they did it in Florida.”
Girardi wanted the Yankees and Orioles to play two games on Friday after the Birds came home from their 11 day, 10 game road trip. That seems fair. “And now they want us to give up our off day, the only off day that we truly have as we’re coming home from Seattle, and we’re going to get to Toronto at 9 or 10 in the morning?”
Maybe Girardi should take a look at a newspaper before he complains to the Yankee press. Not only are the Birds returning from a long road trip, but they also came home to an emotional fanbase after Mike Flanagan’s death. I guess Joe wasn’t there for the pregame moment of silence or didn’t see the “Flanny” patches or “46” banners.
“We didn’t agree to play Sept. 8. They scheduled it, we didn’t agree to it, and I really don’t understand it,” he said. As Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun points out, the Yankees are one of the least flexible teams when it comes to scheduling their own home games. The Orioles requested April 12th’s rain out to be scheduled in September, but were denied by New York.
Baseball fans have a tough time feeling bad for Joe and the Evil Empire, especially while his own fanbase is being evacuated from their houses for Hurricane Irene.
Girardi ought to be complaining about the performance of A.J. Burnett, who can’t seem to put two solid innings of work together, instead of focusing on the schedule.