He conducted sliding practice yesterday, and today Joe Girardi will be honored as the March of Dimes Sportsman of the Year. Venus Williams is the organization’s Sportswoman of the Year. The March of Dimes sports luncheon is being held at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.
Earlier this offseason, the Knicks honored Girardi with their City Spirit award, and the Yankees as a while were honored for their HOPE Week activities. Derek Jeter, obviously, is the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
It’s nice to follow a team that’s recognized off the field as well as on it. I’m on my way to the Waldorf so that if Girardi says anything particularly newsworthy, I can let you know. Maybe he’ll announce a major trade or signing! But I doubt it.