Sunday, January 25, 2009
Say It Aint So Joe
Joe Torre has a new book coming out on February 3 called the Yankee Years. He wrote this book along with Tom Verducci of SI and the MLB Network. He also will be appearing at Yogis museaum and also on David Letterman that night. Why is this book a big topic you ask? In this book he blasts the Yankees, saying that Cashman never had his back that he betrayed him. He called many of his players prima donnas, saying that many of the players referred to Arod as Afraud and that he had a "Single White Female"-like obsession with team captain Derek Jeter and asked for a personal clubhouse assistant to run errands for him. The book also claims that during spring training in 1999 team doctors revealed to owner George Steinbrenner that Torre had prostate cancer even before the manager new himself. The book is a 477 page tell-all. I always thought Torre was a nice man but not a great manager, now im not so sure. He really is a jerk for doing this and that is being nice. He sounds like a man that is bitter he isn't the Yankees manager anymore no matter how much he says he wanted out. If the Yankees had given him the same salary he would of still been the manager so he has a big ego that was spurred on by winning with the Yankees. Joe Torre forgets that the Yankees made him, he was nothing but Clueless Joe before he became manager of the Yankees. It will be very interesting to see how the Yankees respond to this especially Arod and Cashman who were the two guys he went after most in this book. I know there is no love lost between Arod and Torre and im sure Cashman is not going to be too happy with this. If Torre wanted a second year and thought Cash was going to bring it up, why didn't he just do it himself in that meeting before he left and wasn't the manager anymore. I am sure we haven't heard the end of this and I look forward to some fireworks before spring training.