Joe Torre is going to put on his managerial hat again in the near future. When he does, the fate of United States will hinge on his every move.
My bad. That's supposed to say United State baseball team.
As reported by the Associated Press, it was announced this week that Torre will be managing the USA squad in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
"I have been fortunate to have many different experiences throughout my career, but being a part of Team USA will be a first, and I am very excited about it," said the former New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers skipper.
Torre hasn't managed since 2010, so it will be cool to see him in a dugout once again when the WBC gets underway. And since he managed in New York for over a decade, he won't be overwhelmed by the pressure. In fact, he'll probably enjoy himself.
So here's an interesting possibility: What if Torre enjoys managing Team USA so much that he actually feels inspired to go back to managing in the big leagues? What if he gets the bug?
I'd put the odds of him actually getting the bug right around 100-1, mind you, but there's no harm in entertaining hypotheticals.
If Torre does get the bug, here are five MLB teams that could be interested in hiring him.