Joe Says No!

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.

owner George Steinbrenner kicked Joe Torre in his proverbial balls 10
days ago by announcing that the Hall-of-Fame manager would be fired if New York lost to Cleveland in the American league Division Series. Today, Torre got his revenge.

Torre essentially said “Fuck you” to The Boss and his Yankees this afternoon, declining a ridiculous one-year contract offer
that entailed a $5 million base salary and possibly $3 million more in
incentives. Torre would have received $1 million extra if the Yankees
made the playoffs, another $1 million if they made the American League
Championship Series and the full $8 million if they made the World
Series. A trip to the Fall Classic would have also given Torre an $8
million option for a second year.

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal, so it appears Torre never had any
intention of staying with the team and just wanted the Yankees to go
through their clandestine meetings and the media gauntlet so he could
stick it to them in the end. Nonetheless, team executives weren’t
showing signs of bitterness as of Tuesday afternoon.  “We respect his
decision,” team President Randy Levin said. “We appreciate everything
he’s done. But it is now time for the New York Yankees to move forward,
and we will be doing it very quickly.” They better move on quickly,
because until they find a new manager, America’s 24-hour news cycle
will just keep replaying how Torre took their offer and told them to
shove it up their *BEEEEEP.*