There I said - 3 games in, I'm of the mindset that if the Yanks are serious about 2012, then they should fire Girardi right now, and replace him with Tony Pena.
Girardi was over-managed in game 1 for the sake of looking like he was managing. Ordering two of the games most dominant pitchers to IBB average at best hitters only to put them in a no room for error situation??!!! Anybody who knows pitching, knows that IBBs are a blow psychologically and physically to pitchers (for those not in the know it says 1) you don't have confidence to get them out, and 2) it is hard to find the strike zone after that). Yet Girardi opted to do it to his two best.
Seriously, if you look at Girardi's body of work, there's no reason to keep him. In '09, the Yanks won the title in spite of, not because of Girardi - it was Pena who lit the fuse.
The team was flat in opening weekend - let's see if Nova can stop the slide.