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Joe Torre says Chapman, Reyes earned their second chances

Joe Torre founded his Safe at Home Foundation in 2002, the result of growing up in a Brooklyn home with domestic violence, and the foundation’s golf and tennis event has become an annual staple of the Westchester summer scene. This year’s gathering, however, marked a milestone that no one would have anticipated 14 years ago....
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Ex-Yankee Joe Torre: No, Roger Clemens didn't throw at Mike Piazza on purpose

The Yankees swept the Mets in the 2000 World Series NEW YORK -- Former Yankees manager Joe Torre was asked--for probably the 1,000th time in his life--on Thursday if his former right-handed pitcher Roger Clemens intended to hit Mets catcher Mike Piazza with a pitch, and later a broken bat, during the 2000 season that culminated in World Series...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

Joe Torre won’t say whether he’s invited to Derek Jeter’s wedding

Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis finally will get married on July 2 in Napa Valley. While the guest list of course is being fiercely protected, it hasn’t stopped the media from querying presumable invitees whether they will be in attendance. Joe Torre, Jeter’s longtime manager with the New York Yankees, was asked recently if he made the guest list for the nuptials of the superpower...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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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