JOE TORRE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Domestic violence and the way we react

When are we going to stop acting like people getting “worked up” about domestic violence—or even alleged domestic violence—is a negative thing? Perhaps a better question: when are we going to stop allowing what an athlete does in his or her respective sport reflect who and what they are as a human being? Because, as we keep learning, they are entirely separate things....
Via The Sports Post
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter weighs in on controversial Utley-Tejada play

Derek Jeter may be one year removed from the game, but the media still seeks out the retired New York Yankees captain to hear his thoughts on the goings on in Major League Baseball. Given that Jeter starred at shortstop for two decades, his input could prove insightful regarding the infamous play in Game 2 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets when Chase...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda calls for rule change following Chase Utley incident

Naturally, the controversy surrounding Chase Utley and the Dodgers wasn't going to pass without Dodgers icon Tommy Lasorda giving his two cents on the matter. But the Hall of Fame manager didn't automatically take the side of his beloved Dodger Blue. In fact, Lasorda insists that the incident, which left Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken leg, is a sign that there needs to...
Via Yardbarker
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly tells Dodgers to stop using bubble machine

With the threat of more players being suspended in the Biogenesis scandal, continuing misinterpretation of the home-plate collision rule, and MVPs being sidelined due to getting hit by pitches, MLB has several pressing issues to deal with currently. So it makes sense that the league office has decided to crack down on the Dodgers’ bubble machine. What? Yes, that’s correct....
Via The Outside Corner
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is HOFer Joe Torre greatest manager/player combo in MLB history?

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Torre tells the story often. "I remember I was on the StairMaster..." It was 1996 and the StairMaster was located at the Yankees' spring training complex, where the manager's fourth team in 16 MLB seasons was preparing for a season strapped with high expectations. Previously fired by three other organizations and holding a career losing record, Torre's New...
Via Fox Sports South
July 27, 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

Joe Torre: John Farrell will be fined for replay criticism

John Farrell’s harsh critique of Major League Baseball’s new replay system will make his wallet a bit lighter. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive VP of baseball operations, told the New York Daily News on Monday that the Boston Red Sox manager will be fined for comments he made after Sunday’s loss to the New York Yankees. “I’m not going to suspend him. It will be a fine,”...
Via NESN.com
April 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 Associated Press
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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