Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Torre Likes Mets?!?!

At least, more than SoSG's Steve Sax does.

From NY Post (which excels in all the news that's almost fit to print)

Joe Torre’s Dodgers days are numbered after this season and one possible landing spot would be with the Mets, says FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Dodgers are off to a 15-17 start and owner Frank McCourt is in the middle of a divorce that will cost him “$637,000 a month in support,” according to the report. Before the season, Torre said he was interested in adding another year to his contract, which expires at the end of the season. But in March, Torre said those talks had been put on hold to avoid a distraction.

“Friends of Joe Torre doubt that he would tolerate another year of the Dodgers’ penny-pinching circus,” Rosenthal said. "The Cubs, Mets and Braves could be among Torre’s options.” Torre told MLB.com that these supposed friends do not exist.

"Obviously they're not friends of mine," Torre told the Dodgers website. "I don't really allow those conversations out of my home. I haven't made up my mind and won't until closer to the end of the season."

Torre also batted down speculation he would consider looking for any job. And don’t forget, the Mets still have a manger, Jerry Manuel, although his contract is up after this season. "Must be the same friends," Torre said. "I refuse to say absolutely, but I have to say it's very, very remote that ever happens. I certainly don't anticipate, at age 70, searching around for another managing job."

20 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Isn't this post's headline quite misleading? Or is it supposed to be that way to imitate NY Post/FOX/The Sun/etc.?

A Delino said...

@DB - Exactly. To quote the Post, one must be like the Post.

Their classiest headline recently:
"Lawrence Taylor engaged in 'self love' -- not rape"

Followed by....
Looks like Lawrence Taylor failed to be "master of his domain."

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like Torre enjoys a little self love judging by that picture

A Delino said...

I was once told you can't truly love another person until you love yourself

MR. F said...

Wise words.

Dusty Baker said...

Got it. Well played.

Mr. Customer said...

I've always tried to love my neighbor as myself, but now she's seeing somebody.

MR. F said...

Well that comment killed off all activity at the site.

Mr. Customer said...

@MR.F

I get that a lot. You'd think I'd learn after a while.

Paul said...

Mr. C

You don't have Hello Nasty as your icon/avatar for nothing.

Mr. Customer said...

What, too far?

If I've lost Paul, I've lost the country. Look for my tearful apology to the nation coming up on C-SPAN.

Mr. Customer said...

I acknowledge my inappropriate statements and hereby withdraw my name from consideration for Secretary of Gin, but will retain my lesser post a member of the Liquor Cabinet, Minister without port folio.

Dusty Baker said...

The American people are very forgiving, Mr. C. I urge you to re-consider your withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of Gin.

If we can have two same-gender-loving women on SCOTUS, and cram that down the throats of a largely moronic, narrow electorate, you can adequately represent gin interests of our country both foreign and domestic.

Mr. Customer said...

Two words, Dusty.

Recess.
Appointment.

Dusty Baker said...

Yes - advise and consent my ass. Suck it, Senate!

Dusty Baker said...

Does anyone else note the disconnect between the words, "Suck it Senate!" and the Tusken Raider avatar? I like it. Reminds me of way back when I had the Ritchie Rich avatar rollin' and was asking Sax to buy me booze.

Mr. Customer said...

It's the misguided traveler who tempts the Tuskens' respect for parliamentary procedure.

Paul said...

After much consideration you still have my vote Mr. C. I just need you to sign this waiver.

The multi page waiver is about as big as the shark diving waiver I had to sign a few years ago. I thought I am assuming the risk it should be a one sentence advisement. "sharks might eat you".

Wait maybe I should be signing the waiver because I am endorsing Mr. C. Oh no now I need to draft a liability clause.

Mr. Customer said...

I think "Sharks might eat you" should be standard language for all waivers, regardless of the subject.

A Delino said...

Peace and self-love
Peace and self-love