Joe Torre Leaving Dodgers

Joe Torre Leaving Dodgers – Dodger’s coach Joe Torre announced earlier that he will be stepping down as coach by the end of the 2010 season. Bench coach Don Mattingly is in line to take over Joe Torre’s role.

Joe Torre made the shocking announcement before the Dodger’s Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre watches his team play the New York Mets in the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York May 29, 2008. Torre, who managed the New York Yankees last season, returned to New York for the first time since becoming the Dodgers manager. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)

“Baseball has been my life, and hopefully will continue to be my life in some capacity,” Torre said during a news conference. “When I came out here, it was just to find out if managing can be fun again, and it’s been fun. … But you have to make some decisions by instinct, and my instinct tells me it’s time to go.”

Joe Torre could already be called as one of baseball’s living legend in terms of coaching. This is his 29th season as a big league skipper. He is also a former All-Star infielder and catcher.

His career record in his 29 seasons stands at 2,318-1,990 regular-season record. Will this be a good move for the Dodger’s? Well we never know because there are also news circulating that Joe Torre will not really leave the Dodgers permanently.

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