SCAN NY is one of the local charities Yankees Manager Joe Girardi highlighted this season, by wearing a t-shirt at his pregame news conferences.
(excerpted from The New York Times)
By Billy Witzsept / September 30, 2016
The public image of Joe Girardi, with his square chin, G.I. Joe haircut and righteous assertions, might best be described as unforgiving.
He rarely concedes, be it a hopelessly lost ballgame or a pointed question. He might stomp out of an interview with reporters or blame umpires rather than his own players — as he did recently as the Yankees faded from postseason contention — but he does not yield. This season, though, there has been a window into another side of Girardi, one that has rarely been on view in his nine years as Yankees manager. It is a side where Girardi might be seen as something he is not in the dugout: sensitive, poignant and exceedingly human.
For the pregame news conference at almost every home game this season, broadcast on the team’s YES Network, Girardi has worn a T-shirt representing a different charity. Before taking questions from reporters, he gives a brief but detailed description of each charity’s mission.
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