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.