Joe Torre's bittersweet reunion
Yogi Berra did not set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years because of how George Steinbrenner fired him in 1985. Eventually, the words of his grandchildren -- many of whom had never been inside Yankee Stadium with him -- and an arrangement with the Yankees that helped the Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey, led to a reconciliation between the Hall of Famer and the team. And Berra was in the Yankees' clubhouse last Saturday, as he is on a lot of days, chatting with Chad Gaudin and other players.
Joe Torre's relationship with the Yankees also ended in an ugly fashion, with Torre reacting angrily to the team's suggestion that he take a pay cut. But unless Torre picks up the phone and calls Hal Steinbrenner directly and asks for a reconciliation -- without any financial strings attached -- it seems very unlikely that there will be the same kind of happy ending as there has been for Yogi.
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