Uncle George, big teddy bear that he is, will let the skipper tend his yacht for one more year. He was quite ready to keelhaul skip after he and his
fearless hapless crew drove the Boss’ 200 million-dollar ship into a pier in Lake St. Clair, but cooler heads have prevailed. Now, everyone that wanted to see Torre go down as quickly as the Yankees ALDS collision with the iceberg that is the Tigers will have a whole season to scrutinize Joe T and decry Steinbrenner’s decision. Here’s a cup of scalding green tea in your eye, Lupica.
I’m quite frankly surprised and gladdened by the news. First, I
believed the stories and didn’t think Torre would be kept on, and then
when he wasn’t immediately fired, I didn’t think he would want to
return to the circus that this whole event became. I had been secretly
hoping that if the Yankees made the mistake of firing Torre, that maybe
Joe Girardi would show up next year on the Yankee bench, but i knew
that was a pipe dream and wouldn’t want to wish that fate on the young
manager as whoever takes the wheel after Torre has to go to the world
series or their managerial skills will be written as being
approximately equal to one game’s pickins’ worth of Joe T’s boogers.
What does this mean for ARod? If we are to take him at his word,
not a lot as he insists he wants to stay in NY and be part of the
solution. I can’t help but think that a lot of the writing the past
few days about this being an ARod and George’s way vs. Jeter and
Torre’s way either/or one-of-em-has-to-go situation is just static.
Anyway, the writers are missing the point. Obviously, the biggest
concern at this point is how will this collapse affect Jeter’s cologne
Many changes will be made this off-season, to be sure, and it will
be fun to see how wrong I will be on my guesses. I’m glad to say
there’s plenty of room on the couch right next to me for the idiot
attackgerbil (that’s me on the right up above) – Yankees Will Sweep Detroit
YF – They’re going to win with their brains. Because how could they not? April : be sure to read Hudson’s first comment. Smack To The Future, gerbil.
Lupica – Torre will be fired, on second thought probably will be and
should be, on third thought won’t be but should be and now I will tell
you so all next year and good luck on me ever getting a quote from Joe
Phillips – The Yankees will trade ARod, well at least they should. I
mean, really, I would do it in a second if I were GM. Does anyone want
me to be their GM? Please? (he still has time on this one)
Columbus – I discovered America (no, but at least you got a minor
league team named after you). Off topic, I know, but this always bugs
And in the Sooth department:
SF – the hated and no-longer-feared Yankees throw what they hope will be an overachieving pitcher out there with the hopes that their offense can score "several plus one" runs to their opponents’ "several". April 11th
sf rod – in my estimation the tigers might even
be better than say, a Burle-less white sox team. April 4th
I had Detroit just barely ahead of the Royals in last in my preseason picks, for the record. It is certainly entertaining to go back and read the preseason picks made by YF, SF, and Nick.