Call it sick, but I get such pleasure out of reading about the Yankees demise. Almost more than reading about the Red Sox Winning — is that bad? Is this wrong? Maybe it’s the cocky attitude of the Yankee players and fans that gives me this warm and cuddly feeling when the Yankees lose. Not sure.
Despite what some people think (coughcoughMrsLarbycoughcough), I’m counting down the days until Steinbrenner hastily fires Joe Torre. Joe Torre is one of the best managers in baseball — anyone that can turn a team from 14.5 games out to 1.5 games out of first in just a few months has something special. Despite not having made it past the first round of the playoffs for the past three years, he’s successfully made it to the post season for the last consecutive 12 seasons. When you talk about the Curse of The Century — look to theplayers, not the manager. A bunch of star athletes all wearing the same uniform does not make them a team — just ask Cleveland.
Being the Red Sox fan that I am, I revel in the fact that Joe Torre may be on the way out. With him, a number of his players may hit the road as well. Knowing that this fantastic skipper is no longer running the show down there in New York, will make me rest just a little easier the next time the Yankees visit Friendly Fenway. I mean, seriously, is there really someone out there who could possibly be better than Joe Torre? I doubt it.
As for Joe’s future, I’m sure there’s a team that’s going to sign him — and I fear said team.