Yankees manager Joe Girardi craves sugar cereal

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Girardi recalls being about 8 when a train derailed behind his grandparents' farm and left enough stray boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal to feed him and his four siblings for a full year.

What a treat that became. The kids typically only got sugar cereal on the weekends, but this was the exception.

These days, Girardi is lactose intolerant, so the Yankees manager often snacks on the sugary cereals sans milk during road trips considering most visiting clubhouses don't keep a lactose-free variety in the fridge.

He insists he only needs a handful.

But he still loves to treat himself with a bowl of Cap'n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms or Honey Nut Cherrios -- the latter being his choice before Saturday afternoon's middle game against the Oakland Athletics.