If Torre’s really part of the Yankee family…

They made Joe an offer he could refuse
Anticipating Torre's 2 p.m. press conference

If George Steinbrenner seriously considers Joe Torre part of the Yankee family, as he said he did today, I know exactly what the Yankees should do with Torre. Fire John Sterling and install Torre in the Lowe’s Broadcast Booth. That would certainly improve home improvement the quality of the CBS game broadcasts by about 1000 percent.

They made Joe an offer he could refuse
Anticipating Torre's 2 p.m. press conference
  • Jamal G.

    Torre I don’t think wants to go back into broadcasting unless it’s a spot roll on a post-season pre-game.

    He does seem like a good fit as manager of the Dodgers.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Oh, don’t get me wrong; realistically, this wouldn’t happen in a million — or is that five million? — years. But it’s just fun to think about this idea.

    • Jeff

      Here we go again with this “he would be a good fit” crap. As if a HOF manager is a bad fit for anyone.

  • inman

    i think a better duo for the yankee broadcasts would be my dog jake who constantly licks himself to make himself feel better and the cat. the cat does cry when jake is about to be fired and replaced by a machine, and she is also upset the gerbil next door had cancer

  • Mike R.

    I love it! Every time the Yankees win he could say “Yankees win! Don’t celebrate yet. You could still be fired.”

  • kanst

    For some reason I see Joe as a baseball tonight guy. He could basically take Dusty Bakers spot as an occasional contributor. Thats what I see him doing

  • Mike N (Stamford, CT)

    Joe would be a color commentator and not the “professional” broadcaster in the booth. He would have to replace Waldman. Which would be more than great, she is aweful.

    As everyone has said, it isn’t going to happen but a man can dream… right?

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    “And there’s Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman in the owner’s box, to his left is that backstapping piece of shit Randy Levine, and to his right is one of the Steinbrenner boys, not sure of his name, but it’s the fat one.”

  • Moses

    If by Sterling you mean Kay…I like Sterling; he’s got his faults, but he makes some great calls. Kay, however, is like nails on a chalkboard. He is unfailingly negative, usually uninformed and often flat-out wrong. While Sterling seems a bit clueless at times and likewise is guilty of the occasional overstatement, he still comes across with sufficient jocularity and love for the game to be passable. Kay just seems whiny and insecure next to actual baseball players…

    And remember, Kay was Sterling’s bitch on 770 when Suzyn was still just a beat reporter…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      While Sterling seems a bit clueless at times and likewise is guilty of the occasional overstatement…

      Let me fix that: While Sterling is always clueless and is routinely guilty of gross overstatement…

      That’s better :)

  • zack

    Hell, the crazy guy on the corner yelling about the end of the world would be an improvement over Sterling. But I really do see Joe in BBTN if he isn’t managing. On the other hand, Torre’s face has the power to melt cameras, so radio might be his best bet

    But Moses, as bad as Kay is, when he was on the radio with Sterling, he was far far far more tolerable. He actually wasn’t nearly as bad then and actually would call out Sterling and his homerism sometimes…

    AS I said at BB, other teams should be careful when hiring Joe. Everyone out there seems to think Torre would be an instant win upgrade. Besides the fact that if your team stinks it stinks, Joe was really a case of the right person for the right team and city at the right time.. Remember, coming into the job, where he was ridiculed etc, he was a relative failure as a manager. But he was the perfect guy for that team at that time. Would he be the right person elsewhere? Who knows…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Zack: Your last paragraph makes a very valid point. Torre was good in New York and was probably the best man for the Yankee job to this very day. However, he’s far from perfect. It will be interesting to see how he does with a team that isn’t laden with stars and a $200-million payroll.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I dunno, I see Torre as the anti-BBTN guy. He’ll never criticize anyone publicly, or anything like that. What Joe should do is write a book about ’96-’07. I’m not much of a reader when it doing it for enjoyment, but I’d read that cover to cover the day it came out.

  • stuart

    and I am sure torre will thank the yanks for paying him millions of dollars by not managing against the yankees and not trying to get back and the yanks for being so mean and offering him $5 million dollars to maange in 2008.

    it goes both ways torre is a good guy but he is not a saint…

    it was time to move on the yanks treated him fine.. he worked for george patton for 12 yrs. how did you think it would end up??????????

  • Rob – Ct.

    While there at it, let’s hope they fire Waldman and put Torre’s wife in her place, that’d also be a major improvement!!

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Re BBTN: Doesn’t Torre have a long-standing feud with (N)ESPN over the hit piece bio they did of Roger circa 1999?

  • Chuck

    You’re crazy. I love Joe and all but I’ve seen interviews with him and he has about as much personality on camera (or behind it) as a rock. If you want better broadcasts, bring back Charlie Steiner, this was he can mock Sterling the entire game!