So big is the Yankees' commemoration of a monument to George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium Monday night that Joe Torre and Don Mattingly are going to end their estrangement with the team to attend the ceremonies.Wow, it should be a very special night in the Bronx..... I may need to buy a couple tickets for this one.
The Daily News has learned that Yankee brass extended an invitation to both Torre, the former Yankee manager who won four World Championships with the team before leaving under acrimonious circumstances after the 2007 season, and Mattingly, who joined Torre as batting coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers after being passed over as Yankee manager for Joe Girardi that same year, agreed to attend.
It will mark the first time since either Torre or Mattingly left the Yankees that they have been at Yankee Stadium, the old or the new.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
From Bill Madden: