Sorry Yanks fans, Joe Girardi is not coming out of retirement to solve your offensive woes
Dodgers manager Leo Durocher put himself in a handful of games in the '40s and Yogi Berra played four games for the Mets when he was a coach for them in 1965, but Joe Girardi won't become another New York helmer to take the playing field. Responding to a question of whether there is anything more he can personally do to help the Yankees' stagnant offense in the ALCS, the skipper replied, "I can't hit, if that's what you're asking."
"I wouldn't want to face Verlander, not at my age," he said, although one could be excused for not wanting to face the Tigers ace at any age. Luckily for Girardi, during his last season in 2003, Verlander was still pitching for the Old Dominion Monarchs.
-- Dan Wohl / MLB.com