Joe Torre, All Hollywood Now

Joe Torre took his triumphant first bow as manager of the Dodgers yesterday, but as anyone who sees this picture can tell you, he was mostly just there to channel Enrico Palazzo.

We don't think Torre quite looks right in a Dodgers uniform; after years of Tommy Lasorda in that thing, sheesh, the guy almost looks too skinny. (Must be all the tea.) He's got a three-year deal, and we hope he spends every day of those three years hanging out with Vin Scully. They kind of deserve each other. They're both on the current Mt. Rushmore of baseball, they've both seen far better days and they both are kind of humored by everyone because of all they've accomplished in the past. Oh, and Joe? Block Lasorda's phone number. Seriously.

Torre Gets A Sunny Welcome [New York Times]