New York Yankees: Can the Yankees get by without Don Zimmer? Joe Torre's bench coach bolted after the 2003 season because he couldn't stand another moment under owner George Steinbrenner's oppression. The 73-year old ex-manager and former infielder told Charlie Nobles of the New York Times that the next time he would work for Steinbrenner was "never ...I don't worry about Steinbrenner anymore. I've got new bosses that treat me like a human being." A reunion of sorts was spoiled by rain yesterday when a sold-out meeting between the Yankees and Rays -- Zimmer's new team -- was cancelled by weather. The Yankees are such a big draw it raises the question, why wasn't this game scheduled for Tropicana Field? So, now that Torre doesn't have Zimmer by his side feeding him priceless information, how many games will it cost the Yankees? Five? 10? 20?
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