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Dodgers need more than Torre to reclaim magic

Updated: November 4, 2007, 6:28 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

The press release headline gets right to it.

Dodgers Name Joe Torre 26th Manager in Franchise History. Future Hall of Famer hired to pilot Los Angeles in 2008.

Problem is, Torre will be piloting a prop plane with no power, no guarantees its highest paid player can pitch, and no parachutes. When owner Frank McCourt is done with you, he just pushes you out the fuselage door. Hey, look, isn't that Grady Little hurtling toward earth?

Either Torre has lost his mind, or McCourt ...

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