Former Yankees manager Torre speaking at Skidmore graduation

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Former Yankees manager Torre speaking at Skidmore graduation
Former Yankees manager Torre speaking at Skidmore graduation

SARATOGA SPRINGS — He'll have some key words written out. A few phrases in mind. No formal speech, though, will guide Joe Torre when he serves Saturday as one of this year's Skidmore College Commencement speakers. That's by design, but not because of overconfidence. If anything, Torre — the legendary former manager of the New York Yankees — feels nerves ahead of speaking engagements. Still, though, the 78-year-old Torre prefers there be a touch of spontaneity to his address before the 622 students receiving degrees Saturday at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “Usually, the emotion of the day takes me one place or another,” Torre said Friday during an interview inside the college's Arthur Zankel

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