Joe Torre, Role Model

I just caught Joe Torre’s locker room press conference minutes after the Yankees’ sudden-death 6-5 loss to the Twins, and it was amazing. It’s only the beginning of the season and it was like someone had died. Torre was stricken, stunned and sincere. Some reporter said, Boy Joe, why was this so stinging? Torre looked up at him and said, “The day I stop caring is the day I should stay home,” or similar words. Such seriousness of purpose—be like Joe.