Teams are generally directed to interview at least one minority candidate for open managerial jobs, but the Dodgers were granted an exemption in this case by commissioner Bud Selig.
“The Dodgers have a great record on minority hiring throughout the organization," baseball spokesman Rich Levin said.
You bet they do. Besides, it's quite clear that Torre has some of the necessities to be, let's say, a field manager, or, perhaps, a general manager. And he's quite buoyant too.