The Yankees may be one win away from the World Series, but manager Joe Girardi doesn't want to hear anything about it.
Girardi will try to manage the Yankees to his second World Series as a manager. But the levity of the game isn't in his mind as he will try to manage his team like any other night.
"Because I think sometimes that can cause more anxiety and you can overthink things, in a sense," Girardi told The Daily News Mike Mazzeo.
He does admit that managing postseason series are completely different than regular season games. The day-to-day operations change entirely when trying to put your best team out of the field every game.
"It's kind of strange when you get in these seven-game series, we're so used to changing teams after three games and doing all new work all over again, and you don't do it. And you feel like, 'Did I do everything?' Yeah. We already did that."
"So I'm trying to treat it as win one game. It's kind of been what we've talked about the whole time we've been in the playoffs. And you just focus on that."
Since his Game 2 blunder in Cleveland during the ALDS, the Yankees have been on a roll. And Girardi has enjoyed every minute of it.
"I've really enjoyed it," he said. "It's brought back a lof good memories for me. I've really enjoyed watching these guys do what they do, and the crowds at Yankee Stadium have been electric. I've tried to soak it in as much as possible."
Girardi's memories with the Yankees may come to an end after the season as his contract with the team is up. As is the custom in the Girardi household, the 53-year-old will sit down with his family after the season to discuss whether or not they want him to still be a part of the game.
For now, Girardi will continue to lead the Yankees, and hear his son's cheers along the way.
"They're fired up," he said about his family. "My son's voice has been gone for about three days."
If the Yankees win on Friday, they will play the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.