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Yankees' Torre runs in torch relay -- with permission

Updated: December 14, 2005, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORENCE, Italy -- Joe Torre carried the torch for the Turin Olympics on Wednesday -- after clearing it with his daughter.

"The first person I had to ask was my daughter, because today is actually her 10th birthday," said the New York Yankees' manager, who ran 400 yards with the flame.

Torre received the torch from Iowa native Brandon Routh, star of the upcoming "Superman Returns" movie, as part of an American day in the two-month relay.

"I'm just glad he came down to my level ...

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