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The Translator: Joe Girardi

3/31/2012

The Translator is a recurring feature of the blog where we present what someone said and what (we think) they mean by running his words through our high-tech Truth Detector.

Today we present a verbatim exhange between yours truly and Mr. Joe Girardi, the manager of the New York Yankees, on the subject of Michael Pineda's shoulder tendinitis.

Me: "Is this the same or similar to Phil Hughes' injury?''

Girardi: "No. This is tendinitis in the shoulder. Phil had tendinitis.''

Me: "Where?''

Girardi: "In the shoulder.''

Translation: "Who's on first? What's on second? I don't know. He's on third . . . ''