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Mariano Rivera officially announces retirement, and other notes


The rumors were true. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees ace in the bullpen for the past 18 years, officially announced that he will retire after the 2013 season during a press conference this morning. “It’s official now," Rivera said. "After this year, I will be retiring.” “The time is almost ending,” he added. “The little gas that I ...

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Torre would have no problem with A-Rod on WBC roster

It was recently announced that former Yankees manager Joe Torre was picked to manage Team USA in the next World Baseball Classic. This opened up the possibility that he could one day manage a few of his former players including Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. The thing is things between A-Rod and Torre were never great. ...

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Classic Yankees: Joe Torre

Soon, we should see the #6 retired. Joe Torre is right up there with Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy (neither of whom wore a number) and Casey Stengel (#37 retired).  I’m not one who thinks Billy Martin’s #1 should be retired (compare his numbers to Ralph Houk’s for example, and no, I’m not saying Houk was ...

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Joe Torre: The Awkwardness with Yankees is Gone


Via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York: Joe Torre says the awkwardness is “gone” between he and the Yankees’ organization. “That’s what I sense,“ said Torre, who put on the pinstripes for the first time since 2007 for Sunday afternoon’s Old Timers’ Day. “I didn’t know how much longer (I’d be here). I probably was wanting to ...

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Yankees 2011 Old Timer’s Day Roster


Three big time Yankees are making their Old Timer's Day debut: Bernie Williams, Joe Torre and Lou Piniella. Gene Monathan is throwing out the first pitch. I'm most looking forward to Strawberry and Fielder of course. They are two favorites of mine. Who are you most looking forward to? Former Yankees who will be in attendance: Luis Arroyo Jesse ...

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Joe Torre Planning to Attend Yankees Old-Timers’ Day


Via Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News: "I may be letting the cat out of the bag," former Yankees manager Joe Torre said, "but I was invited back for Old-Timers' Day. I'm planning on going." The Yankees and Torre began to mend the relationship when the Yankees went into Los Angels to play the Dodgers ...

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Girardi Accepts Same Incentives Torre Found Insulting

When Joe Torre parted ways with the Yankees after the 2007 season a big reason was because he said he was insulted by the team's insistence that incentives be included in the deal. Today the Yankeees agreed to a three-year $9 million deal with Joe Girardi with an additional $450,000-$500,000 in ALCS/World Series incentives. Will Girardi walk ...

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Joe Torre and Brian Cashman Reunited

Via the NY Times: Torre finished his interview, found Cashman, and they hugged as cameras clicked all around. Then they walked down the hallway together, the way Torre did — alone — in the cover photo of his 2009 memoir, “The Yankee Years.” The book was well written, well reported, highly informative and entertaining. But it is ...

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