322 Total Quotes

Joe Torre Quotes

Joe Torre
We'll treat them all like starters when we start spring training.
Joe Torre
#Spring

Joe Torre
It's good for the game. It's bad for my stomach.
Joe Torre
#Game

Joe Torre
Mel has taken on the role of Gator. He'll volunteer stuff, but he knows that's not his job. Last year, it was vice versa.
Joe Torre
#Job

Joe Torre
You have to give Hendrickson a great deal of credit. We didn't have many good at-bats, not because we weren't trying, but because he kept throwing strikes and kept us off-balance by mixing his pitches.
Joe Torre
#Bats

Joe Torre
It's disappointing. I think the final score doesn't indicate what kind of game it was. Both sides, balls hit good, good plays, weird plays.
Joe Torre
#Balls

Joe Torre
He's dealing with a lot of young kids, so I think his patience will win out in that area, too. He doesn't miss much. He certainly has plenty of energy. Last year, he gave me far more information than I needed, but that's how prepared he is. I think he's going to do well.
Joe Torre
#Kids

Joe Torre
These guys worked together the last game we played last year. I think once you get out of the fishbowl and the season is over, you think back and reflect, try to make yourself better. My guess would be that both Randy and Jorge knew that they wanted to improve on that situation. That's not going to be a problem for us this year.
Joe Torre
#Game

Joe Torre
We need to go out and win all the games, as Boston does. A week from today, the smoke clears. Hopefully, we're standing tall.
Joe Torre
#Boston

Joe Torre
I probably shouldn't talk like that, but pitchers scare me going.
Joe Torre
#Pitchers

Joe Torre
Sometimes I think he overdoes it. If you think too much in this game you stop reacting to it. He's got so much ability and he's capable of doing so many things, he asks himself to do too many things.
Joe Torre
#Game

Joe Torre
[It was the Yankees' second straight loss and third in five games.] I don't think it's fatigue, ... Right now we're flat. We need a pick-me-up.
Joe Torre
#Fatigue

Joe Torre
That's usually what happens. I turn around [he feigns turning around], and there's nobody else to blame, ... I just felt in my heart and soul that was it for him.
Joe Torre
#Blame

Joe Torre
He had a jammed shoulder last night. He tried swinging the bat, got treatment this morning and it just didn't respond enough for him to be a player today. He was able to do all the motions, but it just wasn't going to happen today.
Joe Torre
#Night

Joe Torre
The shape of his stuff was the big thing. I wasn't concerned about strikeouts, because there weren't many balls hit on the fat of the bat. That's the key with Randy.
Joe Torre
#Balls

Joe Torre
The thing that made tonight was how patient we were. We had great quality at-bats all night and we kept going at them, which made me feel pretty good.
Joe Torre
#Night

Joe Torre
He's a young man. It's pretty remarkable when you figure out how many home runs he has.
Joe Torre
#Home

Joe Torre
I expressed my unhappiness about Mel leaving. That's no secret, ... The man gave his life and loyalty here for 10 years, and I'm going to miss him. I still have him as a friend, which is very important to me.
Joe Torre
#Life

Joe Torre
I think last year, losing so many people (to injury) scared the hell out of us.
Joe Torre
#Hell

Joe Torre
It's time to properly honor the Yankees' place in this country's history and create a true Monument Valley large enough for all Americans to see. The Magnificent Seven will join the original four just as soon as someone can figure out a way to carve a 40-foot-high Yogi face.
Joe Torre
#History

Joe Torre
You don't know what is going to happen. You know everyone has some anxiety at this time of year, and the ability to play through that is an ability.
Joe Torre
#Anxiety

Joe Torre
We control our destiny. If we win all our games, we win. That's the only way you can approach this. We can't be looking for help from anybody else. Sure, if we get it, we appreciate it, but we can't go in expecting it.
Joe Torre
#Control

Joe Torre
The guys were a little goofy before the game. They were playing around and stuff. There was sort of a playful determination they had out there.
Joe Torre
#Game

Joe Torre
All of us are impressed by those two kids. This has been a great spring for them. It's fun to watch them in this atmosphere.
Joe Torre
#Fun

Joe Torre
We just allowed them too many outs in that inning, and they took advantage.
Joe Torre
#Advantage

Joe Torre
If you have to say goodbye he certainly leaves you with good memories, ... But the most important thing is if the fit is going to be right. I still think he?s got baseball left. It depends on the makeup of this club.
Joe Torre
#Goodbye

Joe Torre
I think Randy was getting a little upset that they weren't swinging. He was throwing hard, and he had a couple that were close shaves.
Joe Torre
#Hard

Joe Torre
Donnie certainly could be the bench coach; I think he's going to be an outstanding manager when he decides to do that or when the opportunity comes to him. But I'd really hate to lose what he does now. If we have to be faced with that, we'll figure it out.
Joe Torre
#Bench

Joe Torre
I think it just tells you about his confidence in his ability to get people out. He's not afraid of falling behind in the count. He's been a winner everywhere he's pitched.
Joe Torre
#Ability

Joe Torre
Yeah, the right play was going home. It just looked like his feet got moving and it looked like they got a little tied up on him.
Joe Torre
#Home

Joe Torre
This team tomorrow, they start scoring runs, they don't stop. We need to do a better job of controlling the game than we did tonight.
Joe Torre
#Controlling