Sports and my thoughts

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sports: So who gets fired first?

It sounds like Joe Torre will be given his pink slip. And replaced by Lou Pinella.
Heads were likely to roll after the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers, but the opening odds were on Alex Rodriguez going first, not Joe Torre.

According to the New York Daily News, however, the popular Yankees manager will be fired unless he decides to resign first to save face. Sources told the newspaper that former Yankees player and manager Lou Piniella will be owner George Steinbrenner's choice to replace Torre.

Newsday reported Sunday that Steinbrenner would like to fire Torre, but that no decision has made just yet, according to several people familiar with the situation. The Long Island-based newspaper said Yankees officials were expected to meet to discuss Torre as early as Sunday, with Piniella the likely favorite to replace Torre.

In a public statement he issued Sunday, Steinbrenner made it clear that he was not happy with the playoff results, calling them a "sad failure."

Steinbrenner is stupid to fire Torre. He is a great manager and I'd love for the Sox to fire Francona and hire Torre. I think Torre would whip this Sox team into shape and bring them back to the glory land.

While we are at it, why not trade Manny for Arod? Neither wants to be on their team and I think Arod will come back to form when he starts playing short again.


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