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Postby Madison » Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:31 pm

There has been speculation about Torre getting fired, so here's an article that I found that might help clear it up:

Steinbrenner: Torre will be back next year

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer
October 3, 2003
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner insists Joe Torre will be back to manage the team next season, no matter what the founder of USA Today thinks.

Responding to a column in the newspaper by Al Neuharth, Steinbrenner gave Torre a vote of confidence Friday and said the manager will keep his job regardless of how the Yankees do this postseason.

``My job is here, to manage this club. When he feels it's not good enough, then that's up to him,'' Torre said.

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New York and Minnesota were tied 1-1 in the best-of-five division series heading into Game 3 on Saturday at the Metrodome.

Neuharth called Torre ``baseball's most overrated manager'' and said if the Yankees don't reach the World Series this year Steinbrenner could finally fire Torre.

``As a lifelong Yankee fan, I think the head groundskeeper could have managed as well as, or better than, Torre has during the past three seasons' playoffs,'' Neuharth wrote.

Steinbrenner disagreed.

``I have great respect for Al Neuharth as a businessman and an innovator,'' the owner said in a statement. ``On this one, he's wrong. He's been caught off base. Joe Torre is my manager. I support him. He's done the job. And he'll be my manager next year.''

Torre has been New York's manager since 1996, winning four World Series titles and five AL pennants. But he was criticized by Steinbrenner several times this season when the Yankees slumped.


Updated on Friday, Oct 3, 2003 6:44 pm EDT

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Postby eftda » Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:38 pm

hes just saying that because Torre is doing good now.. but next year when the Yankees are so-so...
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Postby Dazedncnfz » Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:08 pm

I agree hes just saying that..bottom line is if they lose quick Torre is out...and here in Boston we can't wait for that to happen....
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Postby Transmogrifier » Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:02 am

I never believe anything Georgie says. If the Yanks lose the next two games, Torre is gone.
I'm back. Sorta.

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Postby DK » Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:05 am

look in the past about what owners said about their managers...they fire them not 10 days later...
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Postby Siege1386 » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:22 am

but next year when the Yankees are so-so...


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Postby eftda » Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:48 am

WHEN( :-D ) the Red Sox win the World Series this year.. Torre will be Fired :-t
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Postby DK » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:46 pm

eftda wrote:WHEN( :-D ) the Red Sox win the World Series this year.. Torre will be Fired :-t


Lol.

in all seriousness, if the sox win, about half of the yankees and yankee staff are gone. guaranteed. and that includes torre.
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