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Joe Torre says managing WBC team "would be interesting"

Oct 4, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

Prior to managing his final game for the Dodgers yesterday Joe Torre reiterated to Tony Jackson of that he doesn’t plan to manage in the big leagues again, but did say that a short-term gig skippering the World Baseball Classic team in 2013 “would be interesting.”

You wouldn’t have a lot of baggage there, and it would be stimulating. Sure, at some point, if somebody thinks I could be a benefit. That is the key for me. Whatever I do, it has to be because I can help, not just because I have been around a long time.

Of course, 2013 is way off in the distance and Torre will be 73 years old by the time the next WBC arrives, although as Jackson notes Tommy Lasorda was 71 years old when he managed the United States to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics.

  1. Jonny5 - Oct 4, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    He needs to just quit. I keep saying “When you look like a happier version of Vigo the Carpathian it’s time to just retire” Ok, maybe i don’t keep on saying that, but after seeing that picture I will.

  2. WindyCityFella - Oct 4, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Bring him to Chicago and take over the ‘sad sack’ Cubs I say !.

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