I always knew there was something I really liked about Joe Girardi. I liked him back in the 90's as a player, but I love him even more as a manager. I just think the way he runs a team is amazing. After all, the Yankees did win the World Series last season, that HAS to say something. Having a championship team, yes has a lot to do with the players you are delt, but it also has to do with how it's managed, and Girardi is proof of that. Yesterday Girardi gave everyone the morning off and took all the players to a local arcade to have a competition. He started doing this last season when he took everyone to a pool hall. I think doing things like this shows that he really understands the lifestyle. I mean, he should, it wasn't that long ago that he was in uniform and on the field. I think it shows great character that he does that for his team. I also think it's a great way to acclimate new players to their teammates.
You can read all about the Yankees day at the arcade, and see pictures here: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100302&content_id=8647390&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy.