The process of reconciliation between Joe Torre and the Yankees reached another important step today, when the former manager said he will accept an invitation to participate in the annual Old-Timers’ Day festivities June 26 at Yankee Stadium.Maybe now all those bitter Torre-hating fans can get over his book. It seems like the Yankees have.
“I don’t know if I’m letting the cat out of the bag, but I was invited back for Old-Timers’ Day,” Torre said. “If I did let the cat out of the bag, maybe they’ll withdraw the invitation. But, yeah, I’m planning on it.”
He spent time in Joe Girardi’s office — his old spot — while also visiting with general manager Brian Cashman. Torre also caught up with Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Russell Martin, a catcher during his tenure with the Dodgers.
“It does feel strange,” Torre said. “But it feels good.”
“You wish the time I left that it could have ended differently, but I don’t know how it could have,” said Torre. “I don’t know if any one of us knew how to say goodbye at that point in time.”
As you probably know, it never bothered me. In fact, I liked the book a lot.
Anyway, it's nice to see Torre back at Yankees camp and it will be even better to see him back at The Stadium in Pinstripes on Old-Timers' Day.