Joe Torre revealed today that he spoke with George Steinbrenner before the game yesterday and that the owner expressed nothing but support.
Steinbrenner’s son-in-law, Felix Lopez, made an appearance in the clubhouse before the game and met with Torre. His message, I was told, was the same.
“It means a lot to me,” Torre said. “I’ve told him many times that I appreciate the opportunity to be here. The only thing I’ve ever wanted is for this organization to be proud and remain proud of the work we do.
“Even though our record doesn’t look like what the Yankees’ record should look like at this time, it doesn’t mean we don’t have the same work ethic.”