I’ll never get tired of hating on the Yankees. But this story is a pretty poignant reminder that underneath the unis, we’re all just people:

Hours after managing the Yankees to their first World Championship in nine years, Joe Girardi managed to become a hero to a Westchester County woman whose car struck a concrete barrier.

The Journal-News quoted Sgt. Thomas McGurn as saying Girardi put himself at risk in leaving his car to dash across a busy roadway near a “notorious” blind curve.

“He could’ve gotten killed,” said McGurn, quoted from the report received by the newspaper. “Traffic goes by at 80 mph.”

Girardi felt he hadn’t done anything out of the ordinary.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of joy in what we do, but we can’t forget our obligation as human beings,” he said.

Nuff said.