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Joe Torre calls Yankees fans 'impatient'

May 6, 2009 |  6:21 pm

Dodgers manager Joe Torre greets the crowd during the Dodgers' opening day game with the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Yankee Stadium fans turned on Manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday. In the late innings of another loss to the Boston Red Sox, one that dropped the Yankees back to .500, the fans started chanting, "We Want Torre!"

That would be Joe Torre, shoved out of town by the Yankees after 12 consecutive playoff appearances. The Yankees hired Girardi, who did not get to the playoffs. The Dodgers hired Torre, who did.

Torre did not much care for the Yankee Stadium fans chanting his name. Girardi played and coached for Torre in New York.

"Those fans are impatient," he said. "I feel for Joe. The kid is a good manager. He's going to be a better manager."

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Dodgers manager Joe Torre greets the crowd during the Dodgers' opening day game with the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times.

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