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Audio from the Joe Torre event tonight

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Nov 07, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Here’s Joe Girardi talking about CC Sabathia, Robbie Cano, Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina and assorted other topics:

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Here’s Andy Pettitte talking about his contract situation with the Yankees:

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Here’s Don Mattingly talking about his time with the Dodgers, his love of Manny Ramirez and his desire to manage himself someday. Donnie Baseball looks and sounds like somebody ready to run his own show. Have a listen:

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Here is Derek Jeter, talking about mainly about CC Sabathia:

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Here’s Mariano Rivera talking about his comeback from shoulder surgery:

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And while I didn’t snap a photo of Jorge Posada, here he is talking about his surgery:

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Here is some audio from the host of the event, Joe Torre. The Skip talks about his foundation, being around old friends, the Dodgers and managing Manny:

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A few notes from the night: Joe Girardi revealed that Kevin Long will be headed down to Florida to work with Johnny Damon and Alex Rodriguez before going over to the Dominican to continue his work with Robinson Cano. … David Wells said he wants to be a coach and will see what openings there are this season. “You don’t get to where I did by being an idiot,” he said. David Cone literally laughed out loud when he heard what Wells said. “He wants to coach?” Cone said. “That’s hilarious.” … Torre was invited to the transfer of dirt ceremony at the Stadiums tomorrow but can’t make it. He’s hosting a brunch for all the players in town instead. Joe said he didn’t want any souvenirs from the old Stadium, saying memories and friendships are all he needs. … El Duque Hernandez walked by without talking to the media as did Willie Randolph. … James Lipton, the host of Inside The Actors Studio, seemed desperate to be interviewed. … Penny Marshall showed up in sneakers. She is one of Torre’s new Hollywood buddies. … Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) and Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) were on hand. … The great Lawrence Peter Berra was spotted walking in.

Former Yankee bullpen catcher and A-Rod buddy Mike Borzello was there. He accompanied Torre to Los Angeles. … Mike and Mad Dog pretended to like each other and posted for photographs with Torre. … Jon Bon Jovi was the musical guest, which was a huge downgrade from who they had last year. … No, Minka Kelly was not there. Had she been, she could not have looked any better than Laura Posada. … Heard that the Yankees have been firing more staff members. Massage therapist Scott Yellin and batting practice pitcher Mitch Seone are out. … The only non-1998 Yankee in attendance was Hideki Matsui, which tells you something about the respect he has for Joe Torre.

The event was a benefit for the Safe at Home Foundation which Torre founded to help the victims of domestic violence. The foundation has opened centers in schools across the region. You can learn more here.

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