That said, he would probably not be at the top of the list of "Managers I'd Like to Have a Beer With"*.
From Jack Curry's in-depth interview with Girardi:
Wow. I mean, hey, I'm all for having a little fun on the job, but slightly shortened batting practice on hot days? I had no idea Girardi was such a loose cannon.
G- “I think one of the jobs of a manager is make sure it’s an enjoyable place to work every day, even during the bad times. You have to find a way to make it enjoyable. Sometimes, you got to do things a little different. Sometimes, you got to be a little off the wall, as off the wall as I can be.”
C- What would be off the wall for you?
G- “I would do things with the players to spice it up. I might run with them one day. I might pull them off the field a little early during batting practice if it’s hot. You’ve got to have the pulse of your players at all times.”
*Number one on that list: Ron Gardenhire.
Last place: Tony La Russa.