A sports buddy of mine, Brandon Rose from Ft. Myers, FLA (gotta plug your friends) said in an e-mail this morning, "The Yankees should be embarrassed the way they treated Joe Torre." If you really think about it, they didn't embarrass him, they showed Joe love. They could have fired him, or not even offer him a contract. THAT would have been embarrassing. That would have been a slap in the face to the man who could be in the Hall of Fame alone on his playing-day numbers. By offering him a one-year contract, below what he was making before but still above all other managers, they let Joe turn it down. They let Joe say no. They let Joe walk out the door instead of escorting him out like so many other clubs do. (and like THE BOSS has done so many time before) I actually believe the Yankee brass(somebody stop me) did something classy. They didn't fire one of the classiest men in beisbol. They let him say no thanks, time for the rest of my life.
Say it ain't so, Joe, was a cry from baseball's past.
Thanks for the great years and championships, Joe, is the one Pinstripes can cry to the rafters at the Stadium today.
And you thought I was gonna talk about Manny Being DUMB again, didn'tcha?
love and Joe Girardi,