Torre Makes Playoffs in First Year in LA

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Joe Brasch writes, The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially clinched the NL West and Joe Torre will be in the postseason for his 12th consec…

The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially clinched the NL West and Joe Torre will be in the postseason for his 12th consecutive season. At the end of the 2007 season Joe Torre was fired as the New York Yankees manager, a job he had kept for 11 seasons. Torre was soon picked up by the LA Dodgers, fourth place in its division at the end of the 2007 season, and even with the Dodgers being seven games out a month into the season, Torre still found a way to win the division. One of the biggest pickups for the Dodgers was Manny Ramirez who was a acquired in a three-team-trade from the Boston Red Sox on July 31st; since the trade Manny has hit .398 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI in only 181 at-bats. Though Ramirez is a great player, he is known for his stunts on and off the field, known as “Manny Being Manny.” Ramirez has tried to walk on three balls, gone to the showers after eight innings without being told to, and ventured inside the famous Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park during a pitching change to avoid the heat. Another shining star on the Dodgers this year is outfielder Matt Kemp who hit .292 with 17 home runs and 35 stolen bases. Opening day left fielder Juan Pierre, who is making $11 million this year was knocked out of his spot when Manny Ramirez took over the left field spot in Dodger Stadium. I wish the Rockies were returning to the playoffs, but it’s great that Joe Torre will be managing another playoff team. In the American League the Tampa Bay Rays have clinched the AL East. sources: wikipedia.org, mlb.com

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  1. Joe Brasch is my hero!
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