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Who's Sipping the Joe Torre Kool-Aid

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Am I the only person not drinking from the Joe Torre Kool-Aid?

I’m hearing almost everyone gushing how Torre will bring credibility and a winning attitude to the Dodger organization. Even in Monday morning’s press conference Dodger owner Frank McCourt said, “Ned Colletti and I agree there is no substitute for a strong character to lead our team to the top.”

It’s funny he brings up the character issue since the way Grady Little was shown the door (or decided to leave if you care to believe that) was sketchy at best.

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According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Colletti threw the coaching staff under the bus at the end of the season much to Grady’s dismay. After a couple of weeks of uneasy silence, Colletti started talking to Joe Girardi and actually came to an agreement before the Yankees came and snatched him away. The talks then focused on Joe Torre.

All of this while Grady was still our manager.

Then came that uneasy conference call last week, and that was that.