Category: Joe Torre

Larry Bowa May Stay With Dodgers, But Has No Desire To Manage Them

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Joe Torre brought playoff baseball back to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Somebody else will have to bring them their first World Series in more than two decades. That someone is former All-Star Don Mattingly. Torre announced that he will not return as the Dodgers skipper next season when his contract runs ...

Joe Torre Was Able to Talk to George Steinbrenner on His 80th Birthday

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The baseball world was saddened by the loss of George Steinbrenner yesterday.  You can say what you want about Steinbrenner and the Yankees.  Some things have been positive and some have been negative, but Steinbrenner was great for baseball and changed the face of American professional sports from an ownership ...

Fay Vincent: “I think George will be rated a great man”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

To the disbelief of Yankee Nation, the most prominent owner in American sports, George Steinbrenner, died yesterday morning after suffering a massive heart attack.  Since purchasing the franchise in ’73 for just under $10 million, Steinbrenner has presided over seven World Series titles and eleven pennants and his tenure as ...

Joe Torre on retirement: “Of course, I said this 10 years ago, too but I’m happy I still have the energy to do this and I’m enjoying the baseball aspect of it.”

Friday, May 28th, 2010

For most of the winter, Joe Torre indicated that he was planning on retiring as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his contract expires in 2010.  Both he and people who have followed his career closely know that he has made similar statements about retiring in the past but ...

Joe Torre Compares Dodgers to his Yankee Teams

Monday, March 29th, 2010

At 69 years-old, Joe Torre is about to begin his 46th season in Major League Baseball as either a player or a manager (including one season when he did both for the New York Mets). It may be his last. Torre's three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers is up ...

Is This the Year Joe Torre Guides the Dodgers to the World Series?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked on the door of October glory the past two seasons. In 2008, Joe Torre's first year as skipper, the Dodgers were bounced by the Philadelphia Phillies one round short of the Fall Classic, and last year, LA suffered a similar fate falling to the ...

Don Mattingly: Donnie Baseball, the Next Dodgers Manager?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

  His nickname was Donnie Baseball, he is one of the most beloved New York Yankees of all time and he never got into a World Series game.  He missed out on that by one year on both ends of his career.  Most well known and beloved Yanks are World Series ...

Joe Torre: “This is Step One, It’s an Enormous Step, and If We Get Through This, Step Two is Not Easy Either”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

  This post was written by Chris Fedor of WKNR in Cleveland. Pretty much the entire season, the Dodgers were the team to beat in the National League.  They got off to a great start to their season and looked like they were the clear-cut team to beat in the National ...

Joe Torre Thinks Manny is a Hall of Famer

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Steroids or not, Manny Ramirez has been putting up numbers for so long that he deserves his seat in Cooperstown. At least that's Joe Torre's opinion on the subject. Torre has managed some big ego's in his days as manager of The New York Yankees and now Los Angeles Dodgers. He's ...

Joe Torre Talks Manny, Keeping Lead Out West

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Los Angeles Dodgers shot out of the gates to start the season, building a 5+ game lead on their competitors out West in the National League. Then Manny Ramirez got suspended for 50 games last week, which suddenly has everyone out West thinking they have a shot to catch ...