Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre made mention earlier this week that he wouldn’t ever rule out talking to the New York Mets about their manager gig if they came calling. The problem is that Jerry Manuel is still the manager of the Mets and he doesn’t really appreciate people talking about taking his job. At least not until he definitely loses it in two weeks.
After learning that he’d upset Manuel, Torre immediately issued an apology and as of this morning Manuel has accepted that apology, so all is well in the land of managers who pretty much sucked this season. Hell, if they could get Tony LaRussa involved this whole thing would be the perfect storm of nose hair and anger. But Torre’s comments have sparked both outrage – how dare he break the unwritten rule of baseball managers!* – and musings as to the future of the Mets. Hold on, I just got a telegraph from the future… yeah they still suck.
Show us what a domino effect looks like, ESPN New York. Well, maybe a ripple effect. Wait, is there a nipple effect?