Written by The Staff
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 06:33
If there's a lesson to be learned, it's that news spins on the head of a pin.
We reported yesterday that Joe Torre would be out as manager of the Yankees. Apparently, George Steinbrenner didn't get the memo.
Torre held his season ending press conference today and announced that he will remain as dugout manager for the Yankees, at least for the time being.
"I just got off the phone with George Steinbrenner and he told me I'll be the manager next year," Torre said Tuesday during a gathering with reporters at Yankee Stadium.
Thus apparently ends three days of speculation about the future of Torre, who has managed the Yankees to four World Series titles and six American League pennants in 11 seasons.
"I'm very excited about it," Torre said. "This has been the best job of my life."
Word is that GM Brian Cashman lobbied hard for Torre, as did Derek Jeter.
The announcement does not mean that change isn't in the air for the club. Alex Rodriguez may be the first order of business on Tuesday when the front office of the Yankees meet to plan for next season.