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Girardi wins World Series, helps crash victim on way home

Nov 5, 2009, 12:31 PM EDT

On his way home from managing the Yankees to their 27th championship last night Joe Girardi reportedly “stopped to help a woman who had lost control of her car on the Cross County Parkway and crashed into a wall.”
According to Hoa Nguyen of the New York Journal News, the crash happened at 2:25 a.m. and 27-year-old Marie Henry was “stunned by the accident, but otherwise uninjured.”
As for Girardi, he “had passed through a driving while intoxicated checkpoint” that was being run by “a self-described huge Yankees fan” police officer who “congratulated him on his first win as a manager and waved him through.”
Nguyen adds that Andy Pettitte “also passed through earlier” and Westchester County police officer Kathleen Cristiano explained that they “came through with a smile.” All of which is perhaps much ado about nothing, but it’s at least worth noting that Girardi and Pettitte were making their way home from a Yankees clubhouse that was just shown on national television drenched in champagne.
After flagging down police offers Girardi reportedly told them that he “had to get going” and “ran across traffic again to reach his car.” As county Sgt. Thomas McGurn put it: “He could have gotten killed. Traffic goes by at 80 miles per hour.” Quite a night, huh?

  1. YankeeJim - Nov 5, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    I hope you let your daughter read your comment and maybe she could
    manage your mouth better then you can. Yanks spend a lot of money
    but they give a lot back to the league and there are a lot of owners who could afford better teams but dont care about their fans
    only their profits. Get a life Kevin.

  2. Number 27 - Nov 5, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    I like how all the nay-sayers, haters, sore-losers, and idiots come on here “BLAH BLAH CAPS LOCK KEY YANKEES WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT MASSIVE SPENDING BLAH BLAH I AM A HATER” as If, it would be impossible to win otherwise, because only other teams can find legit talent, right? Is that what you think? lol If it eases your pain when you cry at anight saying “Damn yankees *sniff*” then just lie to yourself, they used a lot of money and steroids to win all 27 titles, had nothing to do with talent. Right? that’s what you want to believe. Just don’t come on the internet and spew your psychotic jealous belief system.
    Who’s your daddy b*tch? Get on your knees and lick my 27 trophies.

  3. Robin Bishop - Nov 5, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    There is the Coast Guard, then there’s the Marines.
    There is your local state fair, then there is Disneyland.
    There is Harry’s Hamburger Haven, then there is Trader Vic.
    There is the Bush League, then there’s the New York Yankees.
    In America there is a place for everyone.

  4. KEN - Nov 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Let’s see if I get this right. The Yankees spent 200 million this year and won, But only spent 186 mil. last year and didn’t even make the playoffs. Hmmmmm I guess its all in the 14 mill. IDIOTS!! Oh yeah who was in the world series last year? Neither team spent 200 mil and they were there. The Red Sox spend 150 mil. and you don’t hear a peep. Why? Beacause it’s mostly the Red Sox fans Bashing the Yanks. Grow up and get real. Haters are mad that their own teams don’t spend the money on talent but their owners own greed. You have got to spend it to make it.

  5. rblythe from boston - Nov 5, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    It’s interesting, “I hate the Yankees!” has been such a mantra in my life. However, Derek Jeter has been my favorite ballplayer for over 10 years. I still hate the Evil Empire, but today I respect them so much more. Great Win! Great team!
    And to those that think that they could have managed that team to a title, you don’t what you’re talking about. That team could have easily imploded in the early summer. Girardi did a great job. I’d bet anything that Tito would back me up.

  6. Mjoyner - Nov 5, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Amen!

  7. The A-Train - Nov 6, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Gosh, so many Yankees haters. We have spent oodles of dough over the last ten years, and if history teaches us anything, it’s that the only thing a big payroll gives you is a big payroll. There are just too many working parts. We always buy a couple guys here and there in hopes that they will be the x-factor. In reality, it was a perfect storm. Girardi did a good job (don’t forget, he caught pettite and was a teammate of these guys previously), a-rod and texeira did their jobs, nick swisher showed up one night in the clutch, and old godzilla (who we’ve had for a ton of years) came through for us as well. If we didnt win, you peeps would be loving it and rubbing it in our faces that “see yankees, money can’t buy you a world series ring”. But because we FINALLY won after 10 years, the FIRST thing you haters say is that “you wouldn’t have won if you didnt buy talent”. what about the luxury tax? what does the small market team do with that money? can’t they go out and get some big names? Don’t hate us because we attract players based on our history and tradition. the bottom line is players come to us when the money is equal in several places because, well, after all we ARE the New York Yankees. There are no frontrunners in baseball any more. case in point: Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Couple wall street guys manage a low-budget team all the way.
    Stop hating and accept it. it’s NY’s moment in the sunlight, let them bask for now and in february we start a whole new season.

  8. Tim - Nov 6, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    A salary cap has not aided the poorer fans in affording NFL tickets. Just look at the average cost of a ticket for a Patriots game. Yankees bleacher seat tickets are still relatively inexpensive. I have never had a problem getting tickets for one of their games. Forget trying to afford Giants tickets or even getting a ticket unless you are a season ticket holder. The yankees are doing it just right. Let’s go get another one in 2010!!!

  9. Opener 2010 - Nov 6, 2009 at 6:29 AM

    As a life long, die hard Yankee fan I just can’t wait for April 5, opening day, 2010. Yankees at Fenway. I wonder if there will be a ring ceremony?

  10. jerry eastman - Nov 6, 2009 at 7:26 AM

    who gives a shit

  11. La La - Nov 6, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    wow that one guy said he has been a fan for “60″ decades… that is a long time!

  12. Mary - Nov 6, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    Also a die hard Yankee fan,
    I am so proud of these guys.
    You either love em or you hate em that is the way it has always been.

  13. NC Yank - Nov 6, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    To A-train: you’re thoughts are right on the mark.
    to Rblythe, the only game to watch is a Yanks/Sawx game. If you don’t root for either, you can’t understand.
    to opener 2010, I respect the Red Sox too much, they should save that for the Yankees home opener.

  14. Old Gator - Nov 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    >>wow that one guy said he has been a fan for “60″ decades… that is a long time!
    Oh, that was just Lestat….

  15. Mike - Nov 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Actually, I don’t think you could win a World Series, you don’t seem to know much about baseball. If you could “buy” a World Series, teams would do it. The Yankees Payroll is Lower this year than last and the $400 is over 10 years. Some Teams get more than that in Revenue Sharing over 10 years. They just choose to profit and not provide thier fans with a good team. The Yankees try to put the best product on the field and yes, they do charge for it. The Phillies tossed Lee and Pedro against the Yanks, not exactly home grown talent. Dodgers pay Manny a ton, The Red Sox won the WS with almost 100% Free Agents, no home talent. That said, I do wish it was like the 1970′s when the Yankees big rival was Kansas City. No chance of that again. Caps on Salary are fine, but if teams do not want to spend the money, the Yanks will still win and be insanely profitable. that is all that would change.

  16. PaddyFitsPatrick - Nov 6, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Old Gator,I was thinkin the same myself.Loria is such a petty little child,and Sampson,well,misery loves company.
    I`m hoping Loria choked on a chicken wing that was being served to him by Sampson.

  17. BOSOX - Nov 6, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    wow, must be a pretty big deal having the yankees win. im a red sox fan but im not surprised the damn yanks won. they had balance, yeah we beat the living day lights out of em at the start of the season and we looked poised for another world series run, but damn, they sure did get things straight in a hurry. yeah the yanks are rolling in the dough, but the reason why is that they are POPULAR, they have attracted a crowd and its grown and they’ve profited. its business. same with the sox, got a fan base, built on it and made some profit same as the yanks, i cant stand the yanks, but if you can afford to bring in the good players then more power to ya, yanks got deep pockets, and in sports their isnt nothing wrong with showing it. spend and win, save and loose, or you dont know how to use money and suck. yeah i wish it was the sox instead but cant do anything about that, congrats yanks, lets see what next season brings.

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