Wednesday, September 17, 2008

At the sports desk: Joe Torre

So it appears the Los Angeles Dodgers, under the helm of Joe Torre and after a season of ups and downs galore, are about the wrap up the National League West division championship. Don't forget Torre was let go by the Yankees at the end of last season. Perhaps the Yankees regret that now, as once again Torre's patience and perseverance are being rewarded. What does this latest trip to the playoffs mean for Torre?

"While all is gloom and doom in New York ball parks, there is one constant in baseball: Joe Torre is going to the post-season. A faithful reader, Noah Buschel, reminded me in an e-mail that Torre is about to qualify for the post-season for the 13th consecutive season, to move to within one of the record, held by Bobby Cox of Atlanta."

Pretty impressive.