The manager was at his home in Westchester and it got ugly. Despite his plea last night, several media outlets staked out his home and literally chased his car down the street.
When the Yankees heard about it, they told those of us at the Stadium that we would get thrown out unless the photographers and cameramen left Torre’s property. They did and we stayed.
It’s a disgrace that some people would act that way.
The Yankees obviously should take some time with this. But if no decision on Torre is announced by tomorrow afternoon, they risk a lot of public backlash. Leaving him twisting in the wind is not the right move.
Torre didn’t do anything wrong. As Don Mattingly said several times, he has to be treated with respect. If they decide he’s not coming back as manager, they should say it soon.
The longer this drags on, the worse it looks and the more people within the organization (and out) the Steinbrenners will anger.
The Yankees need a quick, smooth transition from Torre to Mattingly so they can get on with the business of building a team for next season.