If you caught the end of last night’s 2-1 loss to the Red Sox, you may have noticed microphones picking up Mike Napoli calling Masahiro Tanaka an “idiot” for throwing him a fastball which led to his game-winning Home Run.
Before tonight’s series finale, Joe Girardi was asked about the above incident, and took it in stride.
“I haven’t seen anything in Mike Napoli where he’s a guy who shows people up, or he’s a guy who degrades people,” Girardi said. “I’ve never seen that in Mike Napoli. I don’t make too much of it.”
Girardi said if it were a lingering issue, however, he would have a bone to pick. “If they say things that are derogatory or degrading the next day then I have a problem. But if it’s in the heat of the battle, I really don’t.”
We even got a nice Joe Girardi-David Cone story out of the question:
“Some of the things [David Cone] would say to me, I would laugh!