I don’t know whether Joe Torre has managed his last game for the Yankees. For me, it’s too early to speculate on the future. The hot stove can wait. Let me just say this briefly: the Yanks gave us a lot to cheer about this year. A lot of great moments. Though we’ve been trained to evaluate a season purely on the end result, the truth is that the game is just as much about the joy of the daily grind, about process. As with life, it’s not just about where you end up, but how you get there. More than the World Series victories, more than the 13 consecutive playoff appearances, for me, that has been the great lesson of the Joe Torre era. It’s been a great privilege for New Yorkers—and not just Yankee fans—to experience that kind of leadership, and from a native son. We’ll be forever in his debt.
Thank You Joe Torre, and Thank You Yankees
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