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Girardi muted Yankees PA announcer when pinch-hitting for A-Rod

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06:51 AM ET 10.27 | Joe Girardi had almost no choice but to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez during the postseason because of the third baseman's awful performance, but the Yankees manager tried to soften the blow on at least one occasion by calling up to the press box to not have Rodriguez's name announced when the move was made. A source confirmed yesterday the manager did place the call himself, initially acknowledged by general manager Brian Cashman in a CBSSports.com report. The Post learned the incident occurred when Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for Rodriguez in Game 3 of the ALDS, the first time Rodriguez was pinch-hit for in the playoffs. Ibanez delivered a game-tying solo home run before homering again in the 12th to give the Yankees a 3-2 win. Typically, when a player is replaced by a pinch-hitter, Yankees public address announcer Paul Olden names both players involved -- a practice always followed at Yankee Stadium.

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October 27, 2012  07:08 AM ET

Class move Joe...........Arod was already embarrassed enough......

October 27, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Class move Joe...........Arod was already embarrassed enough......

Embarrassed enough to troll the crowd for women's telephone numbers.

October 27, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Absolutely no way this story turns out well. Was this after he was trying to pick up girls during a game?

I wasn't aware of how "soft" A-Rod was. this takes it to a new league.

October 27, 2012  11:12 AM ET

What's' done is done and over, now the book is close and a new chapter would begin,pinch hitters usually do function and sometimes it doesn't work, plus Yankees d need more pitching at their rotation, Jake peavy is available!!?

October 27, 2012  12:09 PM ET

A-Rod is not God, so treat him like any other player and call out his name.

October 27, 2012  12:35 PM ET

and it just keeps on rolling ...

October 27, 2012  01:21 PM ET

Like him or not Arod could retire with most Home Runs, Most Runs Scored and Most RBI's, if he keeps himself healthy!

October 27, 2012  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Absolutely no way this story turns out well. Was this after he was trying to pick up girls during a game?I wasn't aware of how "soft" A-Rod was. this takes it to a new league.

Arod was collecting digits after he was taken out of the game where Ibanez pinch hit for him (the game where Ibanez homered twice). As you can see, A-Rod must have been completely devastated.

October 27, 2012  02:33 PM ET

Go Fade Away Into Ablivion, A-Fraud!!!

October 27, 2012  02:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Go Fade Away Into Ablivion, A-Fraud!!!

oops.............meant Oblivion not Ablivion (is that even a real word Ablivion)............. epic fail on that typo

October 27, 2012  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A-Rod is not God, so treat him like any other player and call out his name.

When you are paying $30 mil to a guy with a frail psyche, you have to protect your investment.

October 27, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Pretty thin skin for a mighty Centaur!

October 27, 2012  03:40 PM ET

Heard from the last row of the stands in Yankee Stadium during ALDS game 3: "2 HRs?? hey, ARod should bat lefty more often"

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October 27, 2012  05:03 PM ET

trade him if you can and save anymore embarrasment

October 27, 2012  05:04 PM ET

Did they figure the fans were half in the bag by then and wouldn't notice?

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October 27, 2012  05:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

A trade may occur.

It may not.

 
October 27, 2012  05:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He's being a typical male.

Yeah, all the Yankees were doing it. He just got caught. Right?

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