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June 19, 2009

It's so, Joe!

With a 3-2 victory over Oakland Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their league-wide dominance and increased their lead in the National League West to NINE games.

Why is this of any significance?

Prior to the season beginning, The Hall put out its
Milestone Preview for the NL West and stated "off the field, manager Joe Torre is 44 wins away from leapfrogging Sparky Anderson and Bucky Harris and moving into fifth place on the all-time list."

Last night...was win number 44. Congrats, Joe...see you in Cooperstown!

BallHype: hype it up!


Dan said...

Torre is, in my mind, one of the top 5 managers of all time. People say it was easy to manage the Yankees because they bought all the good players. Torre, much like Phil Jackson, has an uncanny ability to deal with big egos. He's very good at the mental part of the game--the perfect guy for someone like Manny Ramirez.

Jesus Melendez said...

I couldn't agree more, Dan...thanks for dropping by.