Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Two days ago I wrote a silly poem saying Joe Torre was going to be fired as the manager of the New York Yankees. I really believed it. Knowing George Steinbrenner and how volatile he can be, I figured there was no way that Torre was going to be able to keep his job. Well, yesterday it was announced that Torre's staying. Oops! It's a good thing I'm not a legitimate sportwriter, because I would be getting heat like you wouldn't believe for what now appears to be a pretty stupid poem. Sorry, Joe. I never should have doubted you. Now hopefully you can get rid of Alex Rodriguez, who I am convinced is a liability. But, beware, Mr. Torre -- now that Steinbrenner has agreed to let you stay, he probably is going to be keeping a tighter rein on you, which many a manager in the past (ex.-- Billy Martin, Buck Showalter, etc.) couldn't handle.