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Joe Torre Named MLB’s “Chief Baseball Officer”, Among Other League Office Changes

On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced an “executive reorganization”, as Craig Calcaterra of HardballTalk wrote. The titles and responsibilities of numerous MLB officers were changed, the most notable being Joe Torre‘s shift from “Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations” to MLB’s “Chief Baseball Officer”. Torre was appointed to MLB’s front office...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Recognizes Joe Torre’s Greatness

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was published in the Scranton Times-Tribune on July 27th, 2014. The writer, Kevin Pittack, is a writer for onbasetalk.com) On July 1, 2004, the New York Yankees faced the Boston Red Sox in one of the most memorable regular season baseball games of all time. I was 17 and watched the game from home with my father and little brother. There, under the...
Via Baseball Essential
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Thankfully, managers won’t be able to stall for replays in 2015

The biggest criticism about baseball’s instant replay system in 2014 was the prevalence of managers taking their time walking onto the field, chatting with the umpire, and then walking back into the dugout without challenging the call. It drove everyone insane, especially when it would happen every inning. Thankfully, MLB EVP of baseball ops Joe Torre is putting a bullet in in...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire nearly crashed car when he got World Series call

Major League Baseball umpire Eric Cooper, and his wife, were driving home from a movie in West Des Moines, Iowa when Joe Torre, the league’s executive vice president for baseball operations, called him. Cooper almost crashed his car.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre open to being next Commish, not 'lobbying for it'

Nobody has asked Joe Torre to replace Bud Selig yet, but he’s willing to if they do. And while Torre said he’s open to taking the MLB Commissioner role that will be available when Selig retires in January, he’s not campaigning for it either. “If the owners feel I can help baseball, I’m willing to do whatever they want me to do,” Torre told the New York Daily News at the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre reprimands Ortiz for official scorer comments

Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre made his stance clear. Torre issued a statement Friday in response to David Ortiz’s criticism of official scorer Bob Ellis following the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Torre expressed total disapproval of Ortiz’s controversial actions. Torre’s statement reads: “Official...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ump Paul Nauert won’t be disciplined for making contact with Torii Hunter’s face

Even though Torii Hunter would be facing some kind of punishment, likely a suspension, had the roles been reversed, umpire Paul Nauert will not be punished by Major League Baseball for making brief contact with the Detroit Tiger outfielder’s face in a game on Monday. After reviewing the incident, Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president […] The post Ump Paul Nauert won’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Torre: Banning home plate collisions not realistic

Joe Torre says Major League Baseball's playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable. Torre, MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations, spoke Tuesday at San Diego's spring training facility before meeting with representatives from...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees will retire Joe Torre’s jersey number 'at some point'

Joe Torre is having a hell of a year. He will be a part of next summer’s hall of fame class and now has something to look forward to in the future past that too. What is Joe Torre’s legacy in New York?(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) Torre is still one of the most recognizable names in Yankees lore for the last 20 years or so, despite having left the team at the end of the 2007...
Via New York Sports-Kings
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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