• Allard: Who Is Joe Girardi’s “Man” At 3rd?

    Posted by on March 25th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    Phil Allard takes an interesting look at the Yankees third base coach this season, Bobby Meacham, with some fun memories mixed in. Click here to read it.

    My funny (?) story on Meacham: I saw an interview with Bobby’s wife on TV once, around 1990ish. Meacham was with the Royals’ Triple-A team trying to get back to the bigs, if I remember right. I think the interview with her was to get the wife’s take on life in the bushes. Anyway, in the interview, she offered this gem: “Before I met Bobby, I dated Mark Langston. I guess I married the wrong ball player?”

    Ouch.

    And, Mrs. Meacham has a tie to Joe Girardi too. Back in 1997, she wrote a feature on Joe coming to New York for a site called TheGoal.com – which is connected to TheGoal.org. If you follow this link, you’ll find stories about many Yankees on TheGoal.com.

    Comments on Allard: Who Is Joe Girardi’s “Man” At 3rd?

    1. #15
      March 25th, 2008 | 5:35 pm

      I know Bobby some, and he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, in or out of the game. Tells a funny story about how he hit a hot streak in Spring training and started getting attention. He called his wife and said (something to the effect), “I might be in trouble. These guys really think I can hit like this.” He doesn’t hold any resentment for how he got handled by George. He’s thrilled to be back in pinstripes. Always considered himself a Yankee. Never “Big Leagues” acquaintances. Low key, but a guy that will earn credibility with players, both young and old. Says a lot about Girardi that he surrounds himself with first class guys like Bobby. Perfect guy to have around young players. If you knew him, you’d like him.

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