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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:26 AM
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Daily News: Torre out, Piniella in
That sounds like a great idea; that'll solve all of their problems. (No kick against Piniella, mind you, but I always thought Donnie Baseball would be a better choice)

Report: Torre won't survive Yanks' collapse, to be fired

Heads were likely to roll after the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers, but the opening odds were on Alex Rodriguez going first, not Joe Torre.

According to the New York Daily News, however, the popular Yankees manager will be fired unless he decides to resign first to save face. Sources told the newspaper that former Yankees player and manager Lou Piniella will be owner George Steinbrenner's choice to replace Torre.

After winning the World Series in four of his first five seasons, Torre has weathered many storms since then, but Saturday's 8-3 loss left him emotional as he pondered his future in the Bronx.

"We felt pretty good about ourselves," Torre told the Daily News. "But again, that's something for and I and other people to talk about. But right now, it's just ..." and choking back tears, he concluded "... it's just tough."

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http://proxy.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2617224
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