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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 On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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

Torre daughter catches baby falling from 2nd floor

The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn. Torre said in a statement Wednesday that he is ''very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.'' Torre is now Major League Baseball...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
GREAT HANDS

Torre's daughter saves baby from fall

Cristina Torre, daughter of former MLB manager Joe Torre, caught a  1-year-old in her arms after the infant had fallen out of a window on Wednesday morning.

Via Bob's Blitz
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Torre's daughter makes great grab

Joe Torre passed his good hands along to his daughter. The former manager and current MLB executive has to be proud of the grab his daughter, Cristina, made outside of a Brooklyn building, the New York Daily News is reporting. Cristina Torre saw a baby hanging on a building outside a storefront. When the 1-year-old boy dropped, the former catcher's daughter reacted. Quickly...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Torre's focus muddled in WBC

Joe Torre must do what is best for Major League Baseball. As the executive vice president of baseball operations for MLB, he's contractually obligated to do so. So, even while taking leave of his day-to-day duties in order to manage Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Torre remains mindful of those 30 franchises. When he invited players to represent their country, he did...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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