CHASEN | Embracing the Unexpected

Sometimes, the most fun and rewarding experiences over the course of our college experience can be the ones you expect the least. For example, I did not expect to be involved with Model United Nations in college, especially given I had never done it in high school. Yet I have found some of my best friends and had some of my most incredible experiences through my involvement with the Cornell International Affairs Society.

Torre Rejects Return to Yankees After Offered Pay Cut

NEW YORK (AP) — After all he had accomplished — four World Series titles, 12 straight years in the playoffs, almost certain entry into the Hall of Fame — and after all the indignities, this was one Joe Torre wasn’t going to stand for.

He wasn’t going to take a pay cut from the New York Yankees, no matter that he still would have been the highest-paid manager in baseball, and he certainly wasn’t going to prove himself all over again.

Torre walked away Thursday, turning down a $5 million, one-year contract — $2.5 million less than he made this season

Torre Situation Just Déjà Vu for Yankees

Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me three times and you know this is getting old.

Last Saturday the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees behind Jeremy Bonderman’s solid 8 1/3 innings and, subsequently, Hell froze over. People in Detroit, who saw its team lose 119 games just three years ago, started to celebrate. Detroit players then sprayed champagne into the crowd, celebrating it’s most recent playoff series win in Rock City. Manager Jim Leyland was hoisted on the shoulders of his players and paraded around like an idol. It was even reported that the first-year manager danced with the team inside the clubhouse after the game. The celebration rivaled that of winning a World Series — what a difference a few years makes.