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New York Yankees: Joe Girardi Could Learn About Baseball from Willie Mays

was the first inning of the first game of the season. The Tampa Bay Rays had runners on second and third with two outs. When the right-handed batting Sean Rodriguez stepped into the batter’s box, Joe Girardi ordered C. C. Sabathia to walk him.

It was the first inning of the first game of the season.

Girardi couldn’t have mistaken Sean Rodriguez for Alex Rodriguez or even Pudge Rodriguez. No, it was clearly Sean Rodriguez, the same Sean Rodriguez that batted .223/.323/.357 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 2011.

Girardi preferred that Sabathia face the left-handed hitting Carlos Pena instead of Rodriguez.

Last season, with the hapless Chicago Cubs, Pena batted only .225/.357/.462, but he hit 28 home runs. The ...

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