The World Series begins tonight, and the Yankees aren’t in it.
“We didn’t accomplish our goal, first and foremost,” Joe Girardi said on Monday. “My job is to lead us to that goal, a 28th championship, and it wasn’t done. However you want to describe it, we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do. And that’s hard. It’s still disappointing as I sit here today. You think about how hard it is to get to the playoffs and all the work you put in, and the feeling you have from one year to the next. One is extreme joy, and one is tough to swallow.”
I’ve been working on some end-of-the-season stuff, and it occurs to me that I forgot to post the full audio of Girardi’s year-in-review press conference, so here it is. It’s as good a way as any to start this day on the blog.