Joe Torre preaches patience to team

Still mired in a horrible slump, the Dodgers' manager says emotions can get in the way

Updated: August 3, 2010, 9:46 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The time for yelling has passed. Joe Torre is too old for that and it's never been his style anyway.

These Dodgers, his Dodgers, know the right way to play and what they should be doing to get themselves out of what's become a particularly foul funk of late. So when Torre addressed the team in a closed-door meeting before Monday's 10-5 loss to the San Diego Padres, he preached patience and poise in the most temperate tone he could muster.

"They're frustrated," ...

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