As Girardi was about to begin his postgame news conference, the booming voice of an oversized, and possibly overserved, White Sox fan echoed through the concrete hallway beneath U.S. Cellular Field.
"Hey, Girardi, you bum! The Yankees suck!"
[...] Suddenly, there was Girardi breaking out of the pack, leaving a YES Network camera crew shooting his back and a gang of reporters watching in bemused disbelief, and shouting at the top of his lungs at a total stranger on his way out of the ballpark.
"Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Shut up! I'm doing an interview!" he said.
Then Girardi turned to a stadium security guard. "Do something, would you? Shut this guy up." "Yeah, kick me out!" the fan said, laughing as he headed out the door.
"Jesus, for crying out loud," Girardi muttered as he headed back into the media scrum.
As fun as this is (for non-Yankee fans), Girardi is sure under a lot of stress right now. He and his team are saying all the right things, but should they be worried about ending like the 2011 Red Sox?