Last week, Torre said his family and friends on the East Coast are rooting for the Dodgers to face the Yankees in the World Series.
"When my so-called friends and relatives talk about that, I really dismissed them in a hurry," he said. "I just tell them we have a lot more work to do."
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If the Angels and Dodgers do meet, they each boast potential Hall of Fame sluggers in Vladimir Guerrero and Manny Ramirez, who has his own stadium section dubbed "Mannywood." There's a rockpile in center field in Anaheim that Guerrero likes to homer into.
A Freeway World Series might be hardest of all on the parents of Jered and Jeff Weaver. Jered will start Game 2 of the ALCS for the Angels, while brother Jeff is a former Dodgers starter who now works out of the bullpen.
Longtime fans of both teams will recall they once shared a home field.
The Angels began as an expansion team in 1961, playing at the old Wrigley Field. The Dodgers moved from Brooklyn after the 1957 season and played in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
In 1962, both teams relocated to the current site of Dodger Stadium, only the Angels called it Chavez Ravine on the days they were playing. Interleague play was still decades away, so there was no confusion about the stadium's identity.
In 1966, the Angels moved down Interstate 5 to Anaheim Stadium (where football was once played and is now baseball-only Angel Stadium).
That's where a Freeway World Series would begin and end because the American League won the All-Star game in July.
"I'm pretty sure it's never been done before," said Hunter, who came to Anaheim from Minnesota. "But we can't get too far ahead of ourselves."
Ah, but in a town that manufactures movie fantasies, everyone can dream.
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