The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping there’s truth to the old proverb,
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Just one day after the New York Yankees
got rid of Don Mattingly by not offering him their managerial job, and just
a few weeks after they threw out Joe Torre by offering him an “insult” of
a contract, the Dodgers are reportedly going to hire the duo, making
Torre their manager and Mattingly his bench coach.
The Dodgers must first fire their manager Grady Little, who
must feel like slitting his wrists these days. Little was fired by the
Boston Red Sox in 2003, and the Sox have gone on to win two championships in
four years since his departure. Now, reports are saying that he’s being
replaced by Torre, even though the Dodgers have yet to speak with him. Please step
away from the ledge, Mr. Little.
Meanwhile, Torre and Mattingly must be ecstatic. While the
Yankees hoped to make headlines with their hiring of Joe Girardi this morning, the
Torre and Mattingly buzz has stole their thunder. Couple that with the A-Rod
fiasco during Game 4, and Hank Steinbrenner sounding like an idiot every time
he opens his mouth (which has happened nearly every day), and the Yanks have received
more bad press than O.J. in recent weeks.