Joe Girardi manages Game 4

Updated: October 12, 2012, 2:01 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Girardi will continue to manage the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series despite the recent death of his father.

Girardi has managed the entire ALDS since his father, Jerry, died Saturday at the age of 81.

Joe Girardi acknowledged Thursday that he did not want his father's death to be a distraction. He added that he did not want news of his father's death to be public because talking about it would make it "even harder" to deal with.

"I had a tremendous relationship ...

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