Earlier this afternoon MLB sent out an email saying that Bud Selig will have a “major announcement” tomorrow and word is that Joe Torre will be introduced as the new executive vice president for operations. It’s a great job for Torre and a great hire for MLB, who will surely benefit from Torre’s history in the game and strong communication skills. Torre still lives in LA, but you’d have to figure business will bring him to New York some, so maybe we’ll see him at Yankee Stadium now and again?
In other Friday night links …
• If you haven’t seen it already – and I know Chad mentioned it the other day – the great Harvey Araton did a terrific piece on Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry. If you’re a Yankees fan, it’s pretty much a guaranteed ear-to-ear grin.
• Apparently there’s a movie in the works about former Yankee Mike Kekich and the whole wife-swapping saga of the 1970’s. Not surprisingly, Kekich would prefer that the movie not be made.
• Still angry about Cliff Lee going to the Phillies? You’re not alone. Paul Simon is mad, too.
• The Red Sox and Phillies are right there with the Yankees in terms of projected Opening Day payrolls.
Have a great night. Check back tomorrow for plenty of blogging on the – can you believe it? – first game action of the season.