With four games in the books, it was time to call our good friend, frequent reader, and personal reference, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman via satellite video phone. The following is a transcript of our conversation:
RJG: May I speak to Lou please?
BC: Lou who?
RJG: The loser who put together a mediocre .500 team! Zing!
BC: Found my number again, huh?
RJG: Yeah. Why do you even bother changing it anymore?
BC: So what do you want?
RJG: That's a cold reception, and after all we've done for you. Tisk, tisk. So how does it feel to only be .500?
BC: It's only been four games.
RJG: Yeah, but you can't expect to make the playoffs with that sort of record. So does sucking come natural to you or did you have to work on it.
BC: I don't think that's fair. We've pitched well the last two games, and our lowest run output in a game so far has been four, and that's without A-Rod.
RJG: Oh yeah, how is A-Rod? I heard he hurt his hip. That Madonna must be pretty energetic, huh?
BC: Please don't go there.
RJG: Alright, sore subject. I get it. So are you going to fire Girardi? He's had four games to turn the ship around and hasn't gotten it done. I'm sure Willie Randolph would leave Milwaukee if you offered him the job. You would have sent away Joe Torre with an incentive laden one year contract by now. What gives?
BC: I don't think we're at that point yet.
RJG: It's not all about you, Bronny.
There you have it, folks. Girardi is safe for now. Personally, I didn't see that coming.