The Morning Rat Race

NEW YORK - MAY 06: Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees smiles as he answers questions from the media about the signing of Roger Clemens after the team defeated the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on May 6, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s your advocate of athletics here, Davey Mac, and I’ve got an exciting and brand new Sports Report for ya on a Tuesday!  A Cy Young winner signs with a new MLB team!  The Knicks stay hot as they grab another road win!  Hockey matchups for tonight!  And rumors floating about who the Giants will draft with their first round pick!  But first!

The New York Yankees invited their former legendary manager Joe Torre to be a coach for a day in Spring Training yesterday.  The Hall-Of-Famer won four World Series and six American League Pennants with the Yanks and is considered one of the great managers of all time.

YES Network on Twitter: "Joe Torre exchanging the lineup cards today! #YANKSonYES LIVE / Twitter"

Joe Torre exchanging the lineup cards today! #YANKSonYES LIVE


Man, just looking at that footage makes me jones for the ’90’s Yankee teams.  With Joe, Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, David Cone, Paul O’Neill, Mariano Rivera, and more on the field…it felt like the Yanks could never lose.  And, man, it’s a little insane that we’re celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1999 championship-winning team!  Where did the time go?!


YES Network on Twitter: "Carlos Rodón speaks on meeting Joe Torre at the mound after his no-hit outing, with @JustinShackil#YANKSonYES / Twitter"

Carlos Rodón speaks on meeting Joe Torre at the mound after his no-hit outing, with @JustinShackil#YANKSonYES


Meanwhile, it seems that current Yankee manager Aaron Boone and the players had a great time with Torre as part of the coaching staff.  The players said it was a really cool experience.

YES Network on Twitter: "Aaron Boone joined @RyanRuocco and @NYnellie43 for the top of the fourth inning. Boone provided updates on Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge, and discussed what it was like have Joe Torre in camp. #YANKSonYES / Twitter"

Aaron Boone joined @RyanRuocco and @NYnellie43 for the top of the fourth inning. Boone provided updates on Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge, and discussed what it was like have Joe Torre in camp. #YANKSonYES

JP_YankeesGirl on Twitter: "Mr. T back in his element is the best thing on the internet today 🥹💙 #yankees #joetorre #legend / Twitter"

Mr. T back in his element is the best thing on the internet today 🥹💙 #yankees #joetorre #legend


Quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind actually seeing Joe Torre be Aaron Boone’s bench coach the way Don Zimmer was Torre’s bench coach.  Torre would bounce ideas off of Zim…who would let Joe know what he thought of them.  Wouldn’t that work well with Boone managing and Torre coaching?  I say the Yankees should get Joe back in pinstripes full-time!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Manager Joe Torre and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees look on in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 30, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-0.

  • Cy Young-Winner Snell Signs With San Fran

    National League Cy Young winner Blake Snell has finally signed with a team…and it’s not the Yankees!  Snell has signed with the San Francisco Giants for a two-year deal worth $62 million.  The Yankees had offered Snell $150 for six seasons but it looks like Snell wanted a shorter deal for some reason.

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Blake Snell #4 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Oracle Park on September 25, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

  • Knicks Take Down Warriors

    Over to basketball…where Jalen Brunson and the Knicks took down Steph Curry and the Warriors last night…119 to 112…as the Knicks pick up their 5th straight road win.  Jalen Brunson had a typical great game with 34 points and 7 assists…as the Knicks improve to 41 and 27.

    New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 18: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks goes up for a shot on Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half at Chase Center on March 18, 2024 in San Francisco, California.

    The 76’ers defeated the Heat…98 to 91.  Philly’s Tyrese Maxey had 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists in the game for the Sixers…who are now 38 and 30.

    The Nets were inactive.  They play the Pelicans this evening at the Barclays Center.

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 05: Dorian Finney-Smith #28 and Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets react in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center on March 05, 2024 in New York City.

  • Hockey Tonight

    Hockey.  The Devils, Rangers, and Flyers were all off yesterday.  Tonight the Devils take on the Penguins at the Prudential Center.

    New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 11: Kurtis MacDermind #23 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2024 in New York City.

    The Rangers go against the Jets in Madison Square Garden.

    The Flyers face the Maple Leafs in Philly.

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 14: Sean Couturier #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on during the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center on March 14, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Giants Could Look To Draft QB With First Round Pick

    Football.  The Giants are reportedly considering Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy with their number six pick in the NFL Draft.  McCarthy is coming off winning a National Championship with the Wolverines and has athleticism and leadership qualities that you like.

    2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: J.J. McCarthy #9 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after defeating the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Houston, Texas. Michigan defeated Washington 34-13.

  • Davey Mac Sports TV

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