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Torre to Jeter: OMG U R gr8, ttyl

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Torre told reporters in San Francisco tonight that he texted Derek Jeter to congratulate him for breaking the Yankees hits record.

“I communicated with him. I didn’t call him,” Torre said. “I heard back. I texted him. That’s his favorite thing. I’ve got to get into that young stuff.

“He’s a special kid. The person he is, to me, means a great deal. That’s really something to be proud of, the respect he has for the game and his teammates. He’s a leader but not that ‘rah, rah.’ He’s a lot of things in that clubhouse. His consistency, if you’re a manager, you count on (it). … Just the tenacity, the determination. He’s not afraid to win.”

A Dodgers-Yankees World Series would something to see, wouldn’t it?

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