Blind Torre Defense, Part 1
TORRE DOESN'T DESERVE BOSS' BONEHEAD THREATSDon't second guess Torre, folks, it was Mussina that cost the Yankees the game.
October 9, 2007 -- JOE TORRE receives one last second-guess for the road, for starting a pitcher on three days' rest who didn't last the second inning. Even if the alternative, Mike Mussina, who pitched a scary tuneup to end a largely terrible season, gave up the two insurance runs in relief of Chien-Ming Wang that cost the Yankees the game.
Wang: 1.0 IP, 5 H. 4 R
Mussina: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R
Yep, definitely. Problem was Mussina, Torre's a genius, Boss is a bonehead.
I would be glad to continue to post the rest of the article, but you can check it out yourself if you wish. It's all praising Torre for every win the Yankees ever got under him, and slamming the players for not pulling through when they lost.
I like that he also rips the Danny Tartabull signing as one instance where the Boss is a bonehead, but you'd think Genius Joe could manage Tartabull to many rings, right?
Labels: big stein, jay greenberg, joe torre, torre is dumb
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:53 PM