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Sport Joe Girardi learned the hardest lesson of the 2017 postseason

06:50  07 october  2017
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi took a look at the play and decided he needed to challenge it. He wanted to see if Encarnacion’s foot came off the bag by a ligament. They’ve learned a lesson .

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  Joe Girardi learned the hardest lesson of the 2017 postseason © Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images In the first inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series, Edwin Encarnacion sprained his ankle going back into second base. It was gross. Don’t look it up. Ankles are not made out of taffy, and they should not bend like that.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi took a look at the play and decided he needed to challenge it. He wanted to see if Encarnacion’s foot came off the bag by a ligament. The ligament that fell out of Encarnacion’s ankle and now belongs to the universe.

The question in baseball Slack was this: Should we be annoyed at Joe Girardi for asking for a challenge that was possible because the opposing player was clearly injured? My response was that, no, we shouldn’t be annoyed. A World Series win is worth scores of millions. A parade down (street) is worth even more. And it all could hinge on a single play in a series. Don’t worry about the morality or the ethics or the unwritten rules. Worry about if a player’s foot came off the base.

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Not only has Girardi ’s patience allowed Judge to recover, but the managerial decision to let Aaron work himself out of his struggle is more valuable than any lesson learned sitting on the bench. There was a legitimate push for Bird to be left off the postseason roster entirely!

The Yankees didn’t worry. It was a good challenge, and the Yankees got the out.

Fast forward to the sixth inning of the same game. With two outs, Lonnie Chisenhall had two strikes. Then this happened:

The video evidence was strong. It doesn’t have to be with those plays. Foul-or-HBP questions can be super ambiguous. This was not one of those times.

Girardi didn’t call for a replay. The next batter was Francisco Lindor — with two outs, remember — and he did this:

Man, you can understand the pivot when the video is that exciting. Anyway, the point is that Joe Girardi challenged the play that was less obvious at a time, even though the timing was unfortunate. But he didn’t challenge the play before the grand slam. Was it a logistical problem with a slow replay?

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And that’s frustrating—he does the hard stuff well but lets the easy stuff slip. So too in baseball. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has flirted with running out of pitchers all postseason , and Joe But failing that, the best thing you can do is own up and learn from what went wrong, like Girardi did.

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The Yankees didn’t challenge. They’ve learned a lesson. We’ve all learned a lesson. Challenge the play, even if you’re up by five. Because you never know when the next dude is going to hit a grand slam. It might have cost the Yankees their entire season, but I don’t want to be too dramatic.

(It might have cost the Yankees their entire season.)

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Report: Mets considering Joe Girardi as next manager .
After all the drama surrounding New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi following his failure to call for a replay on a hit-by-pitch call in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, a new scenario for his future has emerged. And he may not go very far if it comes to fruition. The New York Mets are reportedly open to hiring Girardi as a replacement for Terry Collins, according to The Sporting News' Joe Rodgers. Girardi's contract expires following the postseason, and there have been questions surrounding his future in the Bronx, though he wants to stay in pinstripes.

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