Oh Hell Nah: Joe Girardi Ready To Switch To #28

George King of the NEW YORK POST notes today that Joe Girardi told WFAN-AM in New York yesterday that he now wants to wear #28:

Joe Giradi

(Is it all about the team? Or the manager?)

Yesterday, on his WFAN gig, the manager strongly hinted he will wear No. 28 next season to signify a push toward winning back-to-back titles.

“Y’know, that’s something I talked to Brian Cashman briefly about [yesterday] and I want to talk to him about it more [today], but, I think I will,” Girardi said. “I’ve got to talk to Shelley Duncan to see if he allows me to wear it. I think I’m gonna make a number change.”

Duncan is a fringe Yankee player who wears #28. Somehow I have a feeling he’ll grant the request. Maybe he’ll get a box of Twinkies in return.

Joe Girardi wearing #28

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