Why Yankees Manager Joe Torre is a class act:

Someone mentioned to Torre in the dugout yesterday that the Yankees, by losing 9 of their previous 15 games, had given the Red Sox life. Torre interrupted this fellow in midthought to set the record straight.

“They gave themselves life,” he said. “We won five of seven on our trip and lost ground. They are a good team. I said that when they were 10 games behind us.”