Monday, October 29, 2007

Torre and Mattingly to the Dodgers?

Tonight's hot rumor is that the Dodgers are firing manager Grady Little and replacing him with Joe Torre. Don Mattingly would be a bench coach.

I'm sorry, but this is almost as bad as a Giant being signed to coach the Dodgers. I've been rooting against the Yankees since 1977 (grin). And I like Grady Little, despite the Dodgers' season collapsing in 2007. Of course, Little did play for the Yankees in the minors, but still...Joe Torre and Don Mattingly?!

Well, it's going to be interesting, that's for sure.

In other Dodger news, there's a chance the team may play a Freeway Series game or two in the Coliseum as part of the team's celebration of 50 years in Los Angeles. A brief return to the team's early Los Angeles home is a nifty idea.

Tuesday Update: Dodgers manager Grady Little resigned today, and the Dodgers are said to be close to signing Torre.

With rumors that "A-Rod" might follow Torre to L.A., one sportswriter asks, "Do Dodgers Aim to Be Yankees West?"

A bunch of New York Yankees in Dodgers uniforms might work for some people, but not for this L.A. Dodgers fan.


Blogger windycorner said...

Joe Torre was on Letterman last night and denied the Dodger rumor. I agree with you that is would be a bad idea. Seeing Torre and Mattingly sitting in the dugout in Dodger blue would be sacrilegious! Surely there's an American League team that needs him more.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Exactly. :) The more I think about it, the more I don't like the idea.

Today's developments are that Little has resigned. I'm sad about it as he was a class act.

Best wishes,

5:30 PM  
Blogger Forgotten Man said...

You people are crazy! What don't you like about Torre, his 12 straight playoff appearances, his 6 World Series appearances, his 4 World Championships... I'll take Mattingly, too AND Arod's 50 homers, put Posada behind the plate and Rivera in the bullpen and the Dodgers will win the championship NEXT season!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Did you know that Grady Little actually has a higher winning percentage than Joe Torre? :)

Best wishes,

3:06 PM  

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