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JOE TORRE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The manager who beat Torre, Cox and LaRussa in one postseason

Credit: Matt York/AP Hall of Famers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa are three of the most decorated managers in baseball history. They have won at least five pennants each. They are in the top five in wins and have the most playoff appearances. Compared to them Bob Brenly is a blimp from a satellite. Brenly’s only managerial stint was with the Arizona Diamondbacks for four...
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Joe Torre Spoke For Us All At HOF Induction

(Photo By Tim Roske)We certainly didn't like Joe Torre when he was skipper of The Evil Ones. But we always respected the way he treated the game. He is an 'old-school' baseball lifer, and he reflected those sentiments in a fabulous Hall of Fame induction speech yesterday at Cooperstown. While he joked about some of his supposed shortcomings as a player (e.g., as a Met...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: "I forgot George."

Joe Torre forgot to thank George Steinbrenner during his HOF acceptance speech yesterday. And his account of the immediate end to the speech is sad.“I feel terrible, I’m very upset,” an ashen-faced Torre said. “I was with Hal [Steinbrenner on Saturday] night and I gave all my accolades. But being with the Yankees, you don’t get accepted without George’s acceptance....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five active managers

Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox Credit: Baseball Reference Three of the greatest managers in this era are being enshrined into the baseball Hall of Fame: Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox. They have been familiar faces to the game for so long, and they have the remnants of great managers of the past like Walter Alston, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. You always felt like when...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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...
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May 15, 2014  |  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
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