Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — Joe Girardi was reminded by a reporter Wednesday that in a bygone era, Yogi Berra was once fired as the Yankees manager after 16 games.
The year was 1985 and George Steinbrenner was changing managers the way the rest of us change underwear.
Those Yankees lost their first five games against the hated Red Sox, a Bronx tragedy that hadn’t repeated itself since Girardi’s Bombers did it again this year.
So, does Girardi worry for his job security?
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And find out who Brian Bruney is blaming for his elbow soreness.
On another note, I don’t know how Major League Baseball beat writers do it. I was out at Yankee Stadium yesterday for nine hours and I’m exhausted. The beat writers do that day after day after day. Must be very on hard on their personal lives.
Give me basketball any day. Games take two hours, and your back home or on the bar stool before the night is out.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.