I don't remember seeing Torre getting lit up by Boston hitters or striking out against Pedro. Oh yeah, that's right, it's because the PLAYERS were the ones responsible for the Yankees losing their last 2 to Boston. When you lose 9-3 and 12-0, there's not much a manager can do about it. If they lost 4-3 and 3-2 and Torre made some stupid tactical moves, then he would deserve some criticism. But he's not to blame for Clemens getting his butt kicked today.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'