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Torre: I’m rooting for the Yanks, Girardi

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 31, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Before the Dodgers played the Cubs on Saturday, Joe Torre sat in the dugout at Wrigley Field and talked about how much he enjoys watching the Yankees.

“It’s not pain. I look at it and I care about people and I stay in touch with people over there,” Torre said. “When you’re in California, you get to the ballpark and you turn on the game. It’s 4 o’clock out there, so it’s 7 o’clock somewhere where they’re playing. So I see a lot of their games. And yeah, I watch them with interest because I’ve been with a lot of those guys for a good period of time.

“I have to pull for them. People think because you leave the Yankees and supposedly you’re unhappy with each other that you’re supposed to pull against them. But I can’t pull against the individuals over there, least of all Girardi who played for me, coached for me. I recommended him when he had his first managing job.

“This kid is going to be one of the top managers. This I know is a dream job for him and I’m glad things are getting better for him.”

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Nice words from Torre. The way the Yankees and Dodgers are playing, it’s not hard to imagine them meeting down the road. That really would be something.

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