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Joe Torre sounds like he's going to retire

Aug 18, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

Jon Paul Morosi caught up with Joe Torre yesterday, and based on a bunch of quotes — which I’m not going to reproduce; click through and read them — concludes that Torre is leaning strongly towards retiring.

Maybe there’s more going on than we know and Torre’s comments were all prefaced with a big disclaimer or something, but I can see, based solely on what Torre is saying, why Morosi concludes that Torre is going to retire.  I mean, when you start talking about watching your kids grow up (and Torre has a teenage daughter), you probably mean business.

We’ll know for sure soon enough.

  1. JimmyY - Aug 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Hey, he’s like 70, its time to hang ’em up already. Enough, doesn’t need the money and surely don’t see any more World Series in his near future.

  2. Philip P - Aug 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    As important as Torre has been to the Dodgers the past two seasons, a change could do everyone good but by change I mean a new manager with the freedom to choose his own staff and as much as a respect Mattingly, my gut tells me he will be the wrong choice for manager next year. If I had a vote, it would be for Tim Wallach to get the job.

  3. Old Gator - Aug 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    I would love to see Joe Torre mud wrestle Brett Favre.

  4. John_Michael - Aug 18, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    Favre agreed to the match, but then changed his mind. Then thought about it for awhile, and re-decided to do it. He’s not sure about next year’s match, however.

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