Yankees buying into new way of doing things under Girardi

Originally Published: March 4, 2008
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- From the day he walked into his new office at Legends Field, Joe Girardi has strived to put his own imprint on the Yankees -- distancing himself from Joe Torre, without diminishing the legacy of the most successful Yankees manager of the past 50 years. Talk about the need for political finesse: Girardi knew the clubhouse was full of Torre loyalists, all the way down to the equipment staff.

Yet in the first month of camp, the Bombers are buying what Girardi's been selling, ...

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