‘Sick of Joe Girardi’s Bonehead Bullpen Management!’- Philadelphia Phillies Fans Rejoice as Joe Girardi Becomes First MLB Manager Fired in the 2022 Season

Published 06/04/2022, 4:41 AM EDT

Strange things are happening in Major League Baseball right now. It has not been even two months since the 2022 regular season started and the Philadelphia Phillies took a shocking decision on Friday. Yes! The Phillies have fired their longtime manager Joe Girardi amidst the ongoing season.

When the 2022 MLB season kicked off, baseball fans expected the Phillies to have a good season, given the strength of their roster. But seems like things did not work for the Phillies, as they have become a mid-table team.

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The Phillies have lost more games than they have won in 2022. A team that consists of a reigning National League MVP, five 2021 All-Star players, and a payroll above the luxury tax, the Phillies have brought nothing but a disappointment in the current season. And that is probably the main reason the Phillies sacked Joe Girardi.

Philadelphia Phillies fans celebrate the sacking of Joe Girardi

Despite having a star-studded squad, Girardi failed to make an impact in the National League. So, the sacking was almost on the cards for the Phillies manager. Under Girardi’s leadership, the Phillies won just 22 games out of 51. 

It might also be a coincidence, but the change in the leadership worked for the Phillies in the first game without Girardi. They hammered the Angels 10-0 on Friday. Taking to Twitter, the Phillies fans celebrated the sacking of the former Yankees manager.

One fan said that the Phillies hate their manager, while another fan tweeted that their nightmare is finally over.

 

 

One user even compared the sacking of Girardi to ace radio presenter Mike Missanelli, who also got fired from his iconic radio show, lately.

Countless Phillies fans are happy with this decision. Because, despite being a great manager, Girardi’s stint at the Phillies did not work for either party. Under his leadership, the Phillies have lost 141 games compared to 132 wins.

The Phillies appoint Rob Thomson as the interim manager

The Phillies have appointed their bench coach Rob Thomson as the interim manager till the end of the season. The NL franchise shared the same on Twitter. 

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The Phillies have relieved Joe Girardi of his duties as manager today. “Bench coach Rob Thomson has been named interim manager for the club through the end of the 2022 season,” said the statement.

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Since the Phillies have fired their manager in the middle of the season, will this help them improve their performance

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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