Quote of the Day: Derek Jeter on possibly managing one day

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There was some random talk back at the end of the Joe Torre years that it would be fun to make Derek Jeter the Yankees’ player manager.  Setting aside the face that being the manager of the Yankees is more than a full time job and that part of that job is insulating guys like Jeter from scrutiny, that would be fun.

Jeremy Lynn of CSNChicago.com asked Jeter about managing. I’m getting the impression he’s not keen on the idea:

“No chance. No chance. Nada. Zero. No, not a chance.”

So you’re saying there’s a chance? Er,wait, he’s not even doing that.

Which makes sense. Because when you manage a baseball team, there is scant time to make love to supermodels on piles of cash.  Just ask Don Zimmer.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.