A postgame interview with Joe Torre
Dodgers manager talks about sweeping Chicago in Division Series
Obviously you're a long way from through, but to this point how satisfying has the development of this club been to you?JOE TORRE: We've been a real good club. They were wire to wire all year. I thought, as I mentioned I guess yesterday and today, you know, starting in Chicago may have been a benefit for us. Because I just thought that with everything going on with them having the record they've had -- I've experienced it before. It's a lot of pressure when you're playing at home. I may be off base, but that's just my feeling. The fact that we played them tough all seven games we played, even though we lost five of the seven. I know this is only the first step of one, but how big is this series victory considering it's the Dodgers first in a post season since 1988? JOE TORRE: Well, I wasn't part of that history either. But it's very satisfying. Very satisfying. We had a lot of people doubting us all year. And we didn't have -- we weren't resentful about it. It was just the fact we haven't really played well enough to get anybody's attention.
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