Joe Torre may have moved across the country and taken a job managing for one of the Yanks' NL rivals, but he still has a big soft spot for his old team and players. Case in point: when Jeter was smacked on the hand back on May 20th, Joe was watching the game on TV at Dodger Stadium and jumped on the horn right away to call the Yanks clubhouse and make sure Jeet was ok.
It sounded ugly. I called the training room just to see how he was. He got on the phone and said he was OK.
That is very sweet and a prime example of Torre's sentimentality and love for his old boys, but was it appropriate? Are managers supposed to be communicating with players from other teams, particularly from their post at their stadium? I'm honestly not sure about that. Enlighten me, faithful friends and foes!
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