Here's the AP's story: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/10458524/Jets-bring-in-Girardi-to-teach-Sanchez-to-slide
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Girardi Helping the Jets
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called up the yankees asking them for a favor. Star QB needed to learn the proper way to slide, to avoid injury after making a running play. Ryan asked the Yankees for Joe Girardi to come out and teach Sanchez how to slide. It was a natural job for Girardi, as he was a former catcher and his Yankees just won the world series. Sanchez took 10-15 practice slides on a mat before showing Ryan. Girardi then spoke to the entire team following practice telling them to keep motivated and explained the Yankees situation prior to Alex Rodriguez's return.