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Bitter, Jobless, and.... Did I Mention Bitter?
Monday, October 29, 2007
It's been a wild, wild week, chock full of a whole buncha shit that I either wasn't anticipating or was just fooling myself into believing would not happen - well, that's not entirely true, I was somewhat expecting Torre to be outski (but certainly not in the manner in which it went down) - and my Yankees Chick brain is still spinnin' like a top.

The disappointment of Torre leaving and now the surprise and anger I'm feeling towards A-Rod (I mean Betray-Rod; does he realize how much effort I have put into supporting him and telling haters to shut the f*ck up every time they called him out?! OK, breathe... serenity now... more on that disappointing development at another time in life [AKA tomorrow]) have left me a smidge concerned about the future of the team, but those fears were assuaged a bit by my excitement over the fact that Girardi was confirmed to be the winner of the 2008 Yankees Manager Lottery And/Or Death Trap of High Expectations And Intolerable Scrutiny. The Girardino was my pick for the job, and I really do have high hopes for the team under his leadership, but his hiring has left another couple of nice dudes in the lurch: Mr. Pena and dear, dear Donnie Baseball. Tony could surely get a managerial job elsewhere - he was, after all, Manager of the Year in 2003 - and has even said he would be happy to stay in NY in a coaching position under Manager Girardino, so we surely can't feel too poorly for him, but Mattingly is disappointed and done with the Yanks.

Girardi was the right choice. More right than Mattingly or Pena, and even right-er than Torre, much as we love him. Mattingly would have been not much more than a sentimental hiring, chosen purely out of the Yanks' collective love for him, which, with the efforts the Cash Man has made to turn this team around, would not make much sense at all. What will become of the man, though? He has already said he would not accept a coaching offer with the Yanks, so unless he magically comes out of retirement and kicks Giambi's fat ass out of first base to join the roster next year, his time as a Yank is dunzo. Will he manage somewhere? Coach? Minor leagues? A tour on the Professional Motivational Speaker circuit?

Hey, if Torre gets an offer somewhere (LA?) perhaps he will bring his old bench coach along for the ride? You never know...

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posted by Yankees Chick @ Monday, October 29, 2007  
  • At 7:55 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    So the A-Rod thing definitely did suck and really did piss me off. Typical A-Rod. I PRAY we just re-sign Lowell and don't even get involved in the A-Rod sweepstakes. I want no part of it.

    Oh, and a while back one of your lovely readers had the quote of (something like) "just because you have the best record in the league doesn't mean you're the best team." I was hoping maybe they're still reading and if they've changed their stance on the subject. haha.

  • At 8:22 PM, Blogger Mantlemurcer said…

    Journal News is reporting that the Dodgers have agreed to terms with Torre and Donnie will be the bench coach. Now my head is spinning.

  • At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wonder if in all this turmoil anyone anywhere in Yankeeland will remember a guy named Bernie, not as a slugging outfielder perhaps, but as a cog in what was a great era for the Yanks. More than A-Rod he was not replaceable.
    And btw Matt, the best record in baseball goes to the best team, not necessarily the best gp. of players. Only time will be the test. Enjoy your year. We be back

  • At 4:30 AM, Anonymous Toxic said…

    "just because you have the best record in the league doesn't mean you're the best team."

    Money well spent

  • At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Brian said…

    Damn right money well spent, and Sox accuse the Yankees of buying WS Rings? Shame on you.

    Wonder what he reception will be when he returns to the stadium...Maybe he'll be smart and sign with the NL so he can avoid it, unless they both make it to the WS...WAIT A-rod can't make it to the WS.

  • At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry, but Girardi is not the right choice, and he will wear out his welcome in short order.

    As a long term life long Yankee fan, I feel about as excited for this team as I did in the 80's.

    Hank and Hal are chips off the old block... unfortunately, it was from the time when Big Stein meddled with the team in a bad way.

    Girardi is one of those whom I had hoped never to see as manager for the Yankees. Right along with Pinella, Ozzie Guillien, and La Russa.

    To add insult to injury, the production of A-Rod is thrown away. I wouldn't be shocked if one of the real reasons, unlike the lies he is telling, is because he hear Girardi was getting the job. No way would A-Rod want to play under Girardi.

    I wonder what key players will survive under Girardi. I wonder how long we as fans will have to suffer under his "guidance".

    This is not a good week for the Yankees. Spin it as you want, but the Yankees just crapped the bed with this choice.

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