Girardi simply manages to overmanage

For second straight game, Yankees used eight pitchers … and this time it didn't work

Originally Published: October 19, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Asked before Game 3 for his thoughts on expanding the use of instant replay, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he isn't in favor of that because it would disrupt the rhythm of the game.

Exactly. Because it's much more important for Girardi to disrupt the rhythm of games himself.

Time and again in Game 3, Girardi made unnecessary moves for the sake of making unnecessary moves. Time and again, they backfired. So instead of taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the ALCS (go ...

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