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What could Joe Torre and Don Zimmer possibly be discussing during the Yankees' recent game against the Royals?

Joe Torre

Page 2 readers had plenty of ideas. Here are the best offerings we received:

"Poor Ball. I'd be afraid too if I had to be thrown by Chuckie all day!"
Dennis Greenway
Charlotte, N.C.

OK, Joe, now tell me again how Roger thought a broken baseball bat was one of these. ...
Chris M.

"Hey Zim, with our pitching staff, I'm not sure we're going to need any of these three telephones."
Mark Hirsch
Stratford, Conn.

See Joe, if you scuff it right there, nobody will ever notice. ... How do you think Rivera has been unhitable for this long?
Brian Morris
New Brunswick, Canada

Hey Joe, how long until October?
Dean Klemans
Ocean Grove N.J.

"Say, Joe, Chuck knows that you're not the cutoff man, right?"
Jesse C.
San Mateo, Calif.

Ginger ... or Mary Ann?
Marc Melendez

Believe it, Joe. With our skyrocketing payroll, that ball's gotta last us the entire season.
Geoff Smith
Williamsburg, Va.

Do you think his name really is Trey Wingo?
Marc Melendez

$252 million to chase after this!?!?!
H. Jasper
Wauwatosa, Wis.

See Zim, if you look at it from this angle, it really does look like you. Can you see it? Can you?
Matt Reimer
New York

Having Knobby pitch will at least make it more interesting. ...
Corey Blake
New York

Apparently, Royals fans aren't the only ones who can't stay awake during Royals games.
Ben McConnell
Allentown, Pa.

Nine innings and not a bat mark on it. How does Pedro do it?
Rich DeSimone

"Joe, no matter how much you shake that thing, it's still going to say 'ask again later.' "
Reuben Nisenfeld
Portland, Ore.

"You are right, Donny, the ball really would look better with pinstripes."
Rebecca Agule

"Hey Zim, I think I was duped. That's not how you spell 'McGwire.' And I was told this was Home Run No. 70."
Matt Hirsch
Monroe, Conn.

Less Filling.

Tastes Great.
Paul Andersen
Fayetteville, Ark.

I can't belive the Hitmen didn't make the XFL Playoffs Joe ...

I know man, I know ...
Adam Miller

And if you turn it around this way, it kinda looks like Gord Ash.
Adrian Newman

It's only the middle of April and already Torre and Zimmer are discussing who to give the ball to in Game 1 of the 2001 World Series.
Cory Osher
Silver Spring, Md.

"Hey Zim, maybe we should bring back Irabu. You know, just to give the Royals a chance."
-- Joe Torre
Cory Procter

You would think after winning four out of five World Series they would start writing "Yankee's League" instead of "American League" on these balls.
Matt Brown
Glastonbury, Conn.

And finally, here is what the actual AP photo caption stated: New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, right, and bench coach Don Zimmer look at an autographed baseball as they sit in the dugout before their game with the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Kansas City, Mo. There was no batting practice because of the weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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