Yankees Manager Turns Down $5 Million
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I was watching the news last night around five o'clock in New York City. They did breaking news, rolling coverage that Joe Torre turned down the offer to work for the Yankees. It was one more year?
BURBANK: Yeah, it was going to be one more year, and if all the incentives came through, he was still going to be the highest-paid manager in baseball. I got into the car this morning in Brooklyn and the nice, little driver guy said, did you hear about Joe Torre?
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BURBANK: Like, within, like, a minute of being in the car. So whether you care about this in, you know, Tampa or something, it's a big deal in New York. I guess they love them - their Joe Torre. And he's also being kind of remembered fondly.
STEWART: Yeah, absolutely.
BURBANK: He did win a lot of games.
STEWART: But he was taking a pay cut, we should say.
STEWART: And only a one-year deal.
BURBANK: And I read a manager, or rather an agent of one of the players - big players on the Yankees said, if he took this deal, he was going to lose a lot of standing with the players.
BURBANK: And how are you going to get them to do what you want them to do when they don't respect you, so…
STEWART: Boy, it kept the local news happening - breaking news coverage - graphics flashing in and out, music - the whole thing.
BURBANK: Well, Joe Torre, best of luck, and we hope you're able to eat still, (unintelligible) your million dollars in the bank.
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