Watch Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Lose His Cool with a Heckler

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IAugust 23, 2012

August 7, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) in the dugout before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is normally a mild-mannered guy, but lately the Bombers skipper has shown some instances where he can certainly lose his cool.

The latest comes after the Yanks were swept out of Chicago by the White Sox. Girardi was doing a postgame press conference when a heckler began shouting about how the White Sox had just taken the broom to his team.

Girardi wasn't pleased about the unwanted interruption, thus spurring on a near confrontation with the rowdy gentleman. The video of the incident can be found on CSNChicago.com.

In case you have forgotten, here is Girardi once again blowing his top in a game against the Detroit Tigers only a few weeks ago.

While the heckler sounded like a jerk, the Yankees skipper didn't exactly handle it in the best way. As a professional, Girardi must do a better job keeping his head about him instead of yelling back at a fan who was clearly looking for a reaction.

The stresses of a MLB managing job can get to anyone, but Girardi has had added problems during the 2012 campaign thanks to a ton of injuries along with some Yankee players performing below expectations.

Still, that isn't an excuse for the way Girardi behaved. After all, his team is still in first place after dropping three straight to the White Sox, but New York's lead is beginning to slim down with the Tampa Bay Rays hot on the Yanks trail.

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To have a passion for the game is one thing, but a manager who consistently loses his cool can shake even the most experienced team. Girardi cannot allow his anger to become bigger than his team and interfere with his squad's ultimate goal.

In the end, the Yankees will be fine and their ultimate success will be based on what they do on the field.

But could this be the early signs that Girardi's days as a skipper in the Bronx are numbered? Probably not, but tell me that his isn't the behavior of a manager who could use some time off.