Torre on the hot seat

Originally Published: September 14, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- With the race for October down to the final 18 games, the Yankees know what's at stake if they fall short. The consequences, in fact, hang over them like an anvil.

It's more than just the embarrassment of not making the playoffs with a $203 million payroll. It'd be more than failing to avenge the collapse in last year's championship series against the Red Sox. This time, Joe Torre's job could be at stake -- despite the fact he's taken the Yankees to the playoffs in each of his ...

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