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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:39 PM
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Bye bye Torre, hello again Loooooooooooooooouuuuuuu
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=2541593

Yankees manager Joe Torre likely will be fired and replaced by Lou Piniella following another early exit from the playoffs, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

According to sources the Daily News did not identify, Torre is expected to be fired unless he resigns first or team officials can talk owner George Steinbrenner out of making the move.

On Saturday, the Yankees were eliminated from the first round of the AL playoffs, losing to Detroit 8-3 in Game 4. It was the second straight year New York lost in the opening round.

The Yankees have won the World Series four times under Torre, most recently in 2000. They had a record $200 million payroll this year and matched the New York Mets for the best record in the regular season.

The Yankees have made the playoffs in all 11 years that Torre has been their manager. They have won nine straight AL East titles.

The 66-year-old Torre has one year and $7 million left on his contract.

Piniella is a former Yankees star and managed them in 1986-87 and for most of 1988. He guided Cincinnati to the 1990 World Series title and later managed Seattle and Tampa Bay.

The 63-year-old Piniella took a year off from managing last season.

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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:41 PM
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1. Joe Torre: Time Is All You've Got (nt)
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:42 PM
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2. Yay! Now the Yankees can continue to lose!
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:21 PM
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3. someone please get Sweet Lou out of the announcers booth...
I heard him call a game earlier this year on Fox and holy crap does he ever suck. He should stick to managing
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:40 AM
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4. I still miss Lou...
he did the M's good, IMO...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:45 AM
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5. I miss him like crazy, too!
I was telling MrSeattleGirl today that the irony of ironies would be for the M's to hire Torre to manage the team........
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:46 AM
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6. I'd take Torre over Hargrove...any
day of the week...we need some pitchers stat, our lineup really isn't that bad at all...our pitchers blow...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:49 AM
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7. I think Torre is a really good manager.
We definitely do need some pitching, don't we? I agree, the lineup isn't bad at all, and the youn 'un's are starting to come into their own. But you GOTTA HAVE PITCHING.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:51 AM
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8. yeah, Kenji did a lot better
than I thought he would...I thought Pinerio/Franklin would come around sooner, but they still both...lack consistancy, and I think Franklin isn't even there any more...and Washburn? I still don't understand getting him, he is essentially a one trick pony. BTW, what ever happened to Kaz Sasaki? I forgot what happened to him...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:52 AM
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9. Kaz got out of his contract, went back to Japan. Was going
to quit baseball altogether, but decided to go back to pitching for his Japanese team.


And yeah, Franklin has been gone for awhile.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:54 AM
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10. damn, and Kaz's forkball was
amazing...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:57 AM
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11. Wasn't it, though?
But remember, he started falling off his game. I think he was embarassed, and that's why he wanted to leave. I'm glad he decided to keep pitching, though.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:59 AM
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12. question...
do you remember when Omar Vizquel and A. Rhodes were arguing over A. Rhodes earring? It was in...2001 season I believe...I told my wife the other day about that, when Kenny Lofton was complaining of a bus beyond centerfield during the mets game, and the bus got moved...my wife asked me if that sorta thing happens a lot, and I immediately remember the Omar/Rhodes diamond earring story...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:06 AM
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13. Oh, yes, I remember. Omar's standing with Mariner fans went
down quite a few points with that little display. Omar used to play for the Mariners, and was beloved by many. But after that, meh!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:09 AM
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14. yeah, he was the short stop for some time
before going to the Indians...I will always remember him for complaining over that stupid earring...what did you think of the M's letting Moyer go? He was essentially the last M from the 90's, that are no longer currently playing for them...(I believe)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:12 AM
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16. You're right, Jamie was the last of the 90's guys.
Management made the decision, but it was Jamie's call in the end. I think he wanted a chance to go to the playoffs. I would not be surprised, though, to see him back with the M's next year.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:11 AM
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15. the first M's team I remember is
Tino Martinez, Edgar...Griffeysr/jr...Dave Valle....Russ Davis...hmm, its hard to remember back that far, I think Omar was there all ready...I started paying attention in...88 roundabouts...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:18 AM
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17. I didn't pay much attention to them until the one-game play-off
against the Angels in 1995. I moved to Seattle in 1983, but had a lot of things going on, and the M's were so bad they were way under my radar. But that game, that one game captured the entire region. From that day on, I was hooked.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:20 AM
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18. one game playoff, against the Rangers? nt
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:25 AM
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20. Nope. Angels.
1995.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:26 AM
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22. hmmm
was that they year, when the M's were like 10 games back with a month to go, and they end up tying...adn then winning the 1 game playoff? My memory is fuzzy, I apologize... :hi:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:27 AM
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23. That was it.
Jay Buhner was rallying the troops. They were talking about the wild card. He said, forget that, let's go for it ALL. And they did!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:29 AM
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24. Good old Jay...
I loved the promotion, where if you showed up to the kingdome, and got your head shaved, you got into the game for free....those were the dayz... :)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:30 AM
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25. The Buhner Buzz Cut Night.
Great promo!
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:24 AM
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19. That Yankee ship needs to come into the yards for a complete
everhaul. It'll take more than Steinbrenner firing Joe Torre to fix that ship. Who will the Fox sports announcers genuflect to with Torre being gone? Tony LaRussa?
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:26 AM
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21. Nah, they'll just stick with genuflecting to Steinbrenner.
:puke:
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