One man’s failure is another man’s manager of the year

Joe Girardi won baseball’s National League manager of the year award six weeks after he was fired.

Since he’s an ex-Yankee (catcher, broadcaster and then bench coach) Niki and I were rooting for him as a manager. When he was let go, he reportedly called one of his mentors who comforted him by basically saying “welcome to the world of MLB managers” — like you haven’t really been a baseball manger until you’ve been canned.

I’ve thought about Joe Girardi a lot this week and how someone can look at a guy as effective and someone else can tell the same guy he’s ineffective and fire him.

And you wonder why I’m cynical.