Now that the Yankees are over .500. Joe Girardi is cashing in. Received this press release today:
YANKEES MANAGER JOE GIRARDI SIGNS EXCLUSIVE, MULTI-YEAR COLLECTIBLES DEAL WITH STEINER SPORTS
Fans of the Bronx Bombers, who are known for their long line of legendary managers, now have the chance to bring home a piece of history from the newest Yankees skipper. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has signed an exclusive, multi-year collectibles agreement with Steiner Sports, it was announced today by Brandon Steiner, founder and CEO.
The deal gives the New York-based Steiner Collectibles the opportunity to offer fans of the Bronx Bombers a full line of historic Girardi memorabilia in the final season of Yankee Stadium. The Yankees skipper, who wears number 27 symbolizing their quest for a 27th world championship, is a three time Yankee world champion as a player. The World Series hero and Manager of the Year is already one of the most popular and respected figures in baseball. In addition, Girardi was a mainstay in the broadcast booth as a Yankees commentator.
Girardi has had a long association with Steiner, and signing the Yankees skipper to the exclusive agreement continues the relationship into his managerial career.
Girardi will also be featured in Steiner’s new â€œInspirational Productâ€ line, which follows great coaches and athletes throughout history, including Tony Dungy, Joe Torre, Charlie Weiss, Tony LaRussa and Lou Holtz.
â€œThe Steiner family is proud of its continued relationship with Joe,â€ said Steiner. â€œWe are excited about creating a special brand in the final season of Yankee Stadium. The great qualities that he possesses and his world series and managerial heroics will make the Girardi line of Steiner collectibles important to Yankees fans everywhere.â€
I’m all for people making some extra cash. But is Joe really one of the “great athletes and coaches throughout history?” And how does he have any “historic” memorabilia? He’s been on the job for six months.
Girardi has a good agent. In addition to his deal with the Yankees, he has side deals with MLB.com, WFAN, YES and now Steiner Sports.