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Torre stays on as Yankees manager

Source: AP (via Yahoo)

Speaking publicly for the first time since the Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of playoffs last week, Torre said he wasn't sure at first whether he wanted to stay.

"It was a waffle. It was going back and forth," he said during a news conference Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. "It certainly came to mind: Do I want to continue to do this?"

Torre, 65, didn't want to make a decision in the aftermath of the Yankees' elimination on Oct. 10 because he was exhausted. He spent several days with his family thinking over his future.

"I realize I still want to do this thing. I still want to manage," he said. "There's only one place to manage in my estimation. It's been the best time I've ever had, these 10 years."