Bill Madden: Joe Girardi couldn’t manage his way out of the mess in Philly

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — For two former Yankees managers, the month of May wrought contrasting fortunes, leaving Buck Showalter sitting pretty in first place with the largest lead on June 1 of any Mets team in history — at the same time, Joe Girardi’s seat got hotter and hotter until Friday when he was relieved of his job in Philly, very likely ending his career. Two old-school managers who have gone in vastly different directions. Besides both having managed the Yankees, Showalter and Girardi, in their later years, met similar resistance in their hopes of remaining in the game, each of them passed up numer…

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