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new york daily news: torre to be canned

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Herbert Anchovy, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Would Torre even want to still manage again? I agree, he could get any job he wanted...winning 95 games every year, keeping all those egos in check and dealing with a crazy owner shows he's capable of doing anything. You just figure after his career, he would just want to stay on a golf course or fishing boat.
  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    When and if the official word comes down, I'm sure many will be decrying the treatment of Torre in giving him the boot. But you know what? If I'm Torre, I just graciously say goodbye and walk off into the sunset. I really wouldn't feel sorry for him, and I don't say that in a negative sense, because his legacy in Yankees lore is pretty much set in stone. He was wildly successful in a position where other good managers have relatively failed. And, this dismissal will say a lot more about Torre's boss than it will about Torre.

    And for the record, if a network is looking for a new baseball commentator, they could do a whole lot worse than Torre. He was the Angels' color guy on TV in the mid- to late 1980s and I thought he did an excellent job in that role.
  3. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Not a bad idea, because then the the Yankees could fire him before the 2008 season and win the World Series.
  6. mannheimadler

    mannheimadler Member

    Mattingly I told you to SHAVE THOSE SIDEBURNS!
  7. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    It looks to me like this IS going to happen, and it's liable to happen on the day the Mets win the NLCS as George tries too take the headlines away from them. It also looks like George and his Tampa baseball people want a return to the days when he hired and fired a manager every other year -- Piniella, Bucky Dent, Stick Michael, Stump Merrill, Buck Showalter. Those were hardly glory days, were they?

    Anyway, I agree with mpcincal. Don't feel sorry for Torre, he wouldn't want you to. He should take the $7M check, make sure it doesn't bounce and take Ali and his daughter to Hawaii and stay away from the problems. He once told me (and others) that this would be his last managing job. I'd like to see him stick to that and keep away from the headaches.
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I think Joe Torre is the most polite, articulate star major league player, and then manager, I have ever spoken with.

    He is a phenomenal announcer, perhaps better than a manager.

    Wherever he ends up, he'll be great.

    And, what residual holding back of my pure bilious hatred of the Yankees had occurred the past 11 seasons will now be let loose... like the hounds!

    I can't wait for the Bronx mouth breathers to get rid of Torre and ARod.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    George has had, what, 2 managers in 16 years? And his amnesia probably tells him this is 1986, not 2006.
  11. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    GEORGE: Hey, Buck. Talk to you for a second?

    SHOWALTER: Sure, George.

    GEORGE: How's everything going? Everything O.K.?

    SHOWALTER: Well, all of a sudden there's a problem with Tartabull's swing...

    GEORGE: Listen, Buck, I uh...obviously I don't need to talk to you about the importance of player morale, but uh...I've been talking to some of the guys, and some of them - I don't want to mention any names - but some of them...they're not too happy with the polyester uniforms.

    SHOWALTER: How so?

    GEORGE: Well, they get very hot in the polyester. You know, it's not a natural fiber. I think they would prefer cotton.

    SHOWALTER: Cotton, huh?

    GEORGE: Yeah. Cotton breathes, you see, it's much softer. Imagine playing games and your team is five degrees cooler than the other team. Don't you think that would be an advantage? They're cooler, they're more comfortable...they're happier - they're gonna play better.

    SHOWALTER: You may have something there, George.

    GEORGE: Oh - I've got something.

    SHOWALTER (considering): Hmm. Cotton uniforms.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    This is great comedy, but it comes painfully close to the bone regarding the reality of the recent years' Yankees.

    A totally joyless bunch.

    Because of the mouth-breathing assholes in the stands.
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