Maybe, when asked about player injuries, Girardi should just say: “Because of HIPAA laws and the privacy act, I cannot confirm or deny anything about [insert name of player].”….
Or, maybe, the media, when not satisfied with the answers from Joe, should just call Cashman? After all, if you were on the phone with a service rep, or you were in a store talking to a sales person, and you didn’t like or trust what they were telling you, wouldn’t you then ask to speak to their supervisor? Is this any different?
Girardi, obviously, feels pretty strong about not giving out information on the health-status of players. Rather than clamor about how he must change on this, perhaps it just makes more sense for the media to find a work-around…like ask the player and/or Cashman? Or, ask Jason Zillo – the Yankees Manager of Media Relations?