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All kinds of Torre trouble

Posted on: July 21, 2010 10:25 am
Edited on: July 21, 2010 11:32 am
Joe Torre Dodgers manager Joe Torre is making news in a couple of situations where he wasn't even present.

He wasn't present in the late stages of the Dodgers' bizarre game Tuesday night against the Giants, getting the thumb in the seventh inning when the rivals' beanball war escalated after both benches had been warned.

Bench coach Bob Schaefer had been ejected earlier, so after Torre's departure managing duties fell to hitting coach Don Mattingly, who screwed up royally. Mattingly went out to the mound to visit struggling closer Jonathan Broxton, and after taking a few steps toward the dugout, doubled back to say something else to Broxton.

As Giants manager Bruce Bochy helpfully pointed out to umpires, that constituted two mound visits, and once you visit a pitcher twice in one inning, you have to pull him from the game. Broxton was out, George Sherrill suddenly had to enter the game, and he and Travis Schlichting blew up as the Giants took a 7-5 comeback win.

Meanwhile, announcer Tim McCarver, who you might know is prone to a tiny bit of hyperbole, was apologizing for comments about Torre that earned him a scolding from the Anti-Defamation League.

What? All McCarver did was look at the Yankees' treatment of Torre, their former longtime manager, and compare the team to Nazis.
"You remember some of those despotic leaders in World War II, primarily in Russia and Germany, where they used to take those pictures that they had ... taken of former generals who were no longer alive, they had shot 'em," McCarver said during a Saturday broadcast. "They would airbrush the pictures, and airbrushed the generals out of the pictures. In a sense, that's what the Yankees have done with Joe Torre. They have airbrushed his legacy. I mean, there's no sign of Joe Torre at the [New Yankee] Stadium. And, that's ridiculous. I don't understand it."
McCarver, never the apologizing type, sort of apologized Monday: "Although my analogy was inappropriate, in my opinion the underlying point remains true," McCarver told the New York Daily News.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:26 pm

All kinds of Torre trouble

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Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2010 3:10 pm

All kinds of Torre trouble

I cannot believe we have to dissect everyone in what they say.  People pretty much do whatever they want these days, and no one can criticize them; yet we have to write an article about an analogy?  The analogy was a bit harsh but who really cares?  No one has the right NOT to be offended in some capacity.   Find this offensive?  Too bad.

Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2010 2:56 pm

All kinds of Torre trouble

Actually Mattingly went to talk to his infield positioning...not Broxton, desiring to give up a run for a chance at a DP. He turned to answer Loney's question and never addressed his pitcher. Just a little fact finding for the article here. Broxton's too fun of himself for anyone to address him about anything important on the mound. Facts are usually good in writing. Could have condemned Mc's statement was a little more than inappropriate.

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