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How do reporters face someone (Torre) after they say he should be fired?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigugly, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. bigugly

    bigugly Member

    I must confess that I have been thinking about that since it was said that he would be back. How would a beat writer face him. I am sure it's not like Torre will act like all is well and would it kill the ability of the beat writer? Please discuss all you people who are much smarter then me.
  2. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    very carefully
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Come at him from the side. Bring doughnuts.
  4. e4

    e4 Member

    buy him dinner from subway?
  5. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    if i'm torre, i don't give two shits about the media. i have my friends who i give stuff to and the rest of the crowd are just nuisances i have to deal with. but i got the last laugh: $7 million in laughter.
  6. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Torre and guys like him are -- for the most part -- aware of the game and how it is played and get over this kind of thing in a hurry. They'll make a crack about it, but usually grudges aren't held.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Tell him how funny the line is in Ball Four, when Jim Bouton talks about how one of the player's girlfriends looked "kind of like a Joe Torre with tits." Should be a laugh riot.
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Bill Madden has two faces, so he'll just use the other one.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    The real answer is, actual beat writers shouldn't be calling for managers to get fired.

    That's a job for the columnist.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hey Joe do do do you remember when I said you should be fired? That was cool. Umm...umm...did that happen?

  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I dealt with Torre during previous gigs for both of us. He knows how it works and has for a long time. I doubt it's a concern for him.

    There was a quote from him after it was announced he was staying in which he said that when you work for Steinbrenner, you don't get to pick and choose how it is, you have to take the whole deal, good and bad.
  12. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Madden is a baseball columnist.
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