• Mussina: Torre Would Close Barn Door After The Horses Got Out

    Posted by on March 30th, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Via The Globe and Mail -

    “Joe [Girardi] does a little more talking to the players as the game goes along,” Mussina said on Friday. “Joe [Torre] kind of sat back and let the guys make the mistakes and then gave the instructions. Joe [Girardi] may not let it go that far. He might make sure he reminds people of stuff before it ever happens.

    “I know he’s talked to me a lot more than Torre did,” Mussina added. “It can be good or bad, you know? There are certain situations where you want to let the guy work out of it.

    “But there’s also time to remind guys what to do in different situations because this is a game of different situations, where you can experience something suddenly that you haven’t experienced for two or three years.”

    …[Torre] kind of sat back and let the guys make the mistakes and then gave the instructions…

    Just another feather in the cap of the theory that once Don Zimmer left New York any hope for Yankees in-game strategizing went with him.

    Comments on Mussina: Torre Would Close Barn Door After The Horses Got Out

    1. Andrew
      March 30th, 2008 | 10:37 pm

      So glad Torre is finally gone. I’ll definitely miss his daily post-game reports, but that’s it. The man should have been fired after 2004, if not 2003.

    2. MJ
      March 31st, 2008 | 10:07 am

      “I know he’s talked to me a lot more than Torre did,” Mussina added. “It can be good or bad, you know? There are certain situations where you want to let the guy work out of it.
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      Moose is probably right. Girardi could have a tendency to overmanage in some cases. Hopefully he fights that instinct that most boy-geniuses have from time to time.

      And lest anyone misconstrue my statement as Girardi-bashing, I love Girardi and endorsed his hiring.

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