No longer defined by pinstripes, Torre embarks on post-Yankee life

Updated: October 20, 2007, 4:03 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

RYE, N.Y. -- Joe Torre entered the room at 2:02 p.m., wearing a navy blazer, pale blue shirt and maroon tie. His fingers were bare of World Series rings, just his wedding band adorning his left hand. His wife, daughter, son and two sisters accompanied him and sat in the second row as he stepped onto a dais awash in blue light against Yankee-blue velvet.

If this had been any other occasion, any other place, in the past 12 years, the colors, scene and roomful of reporters would have been ...

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