05/13/09 7:36 PM ET
Manuel tabs Torre to join All-Star staff
Dodgers manager eager to return to St. Louis for Classic
By Joseph Santoliquito / Special to MLB.com
"It's been a while. It's a great perk. I'll just show up and have fun, talk to the fans, sign autographs. I don't have to worry about carrying around a fungo bat."Torre, who played six years in St. Louis and managed the Cardinals for six years, has had some success as a six-time American League All-Star manager when he was with the Yankees, going 5-0-1. Torre hinted that Manuel's other selection could be St. Louis skipper Tony La Russa, considering St. Louis is hosting the game this season. "Normally over the last number of years, the manager brings his own staff with him, but there isn't a lot of decision-making for the manager, which is good," Torre said. "We're in Milwaukee just before the All-Star Game, and that's lucky as opposed to being somewhere out west."
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