Uncle Joe Is Still Missed in New York

Posted: 27th June 2010 by Reid Davenport in MLB
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It was a bitter-sweet sight. Last weekend was the first series that the Yankees faced former manager Joe Torre, after a bitter breakup in 2007. Before the game, Torre and the players he coached in New York embraced. It was like watching a former couple seeing each other again after breaking up for mutual reasons. It feels like far more than three years since Torre switched coasts. The image of him in a Dodger uniform is still so disheartening, and I know why. I, as a Yankee fan, feel guilty for the way he was treated at the end of his tenure. Torre saw the revival of this historic franchise and lead the Yankees to four championships. Steinbrenner and company did not welcome him back with open arms, so he left. Now, as I look in the opposing dugout and see his same, calm demeanor, it j ...

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