Oh great. Don't know how I'm going to be able to handle three days of Joe Torre worship, as the New York media genuflects before the altar of St. Joe this weekend. Good grief.
Anyhow, I wrote a piece for The Faster Times about how Torre has played fast and loose with what he really said about A-Rod in his book. Love the "who, me" act on Joe's part. As if the way he humiliated A-Rod on the team, and in his tell-all, was no big thing. At least A-Rod was honest with the press this week about his feelings on Torre.
Joe, on the other hand, should be called J-Fraud for his phony comments about how he never had a problem with Rodriguez. Don't forget that Torre called A-Rod a p*ssy (his words, not mine) to other people in the organization. There's that class again.
I'm just glad the Yankees have a manager who is interested in winning games in this century, instead of regaling reporters about the good old days.
Sure, Torre is beloved by the Four Rings guys. Of course, he seemed to have forgotten that it takes 25 players, not four, to win it all.
Phil Jackson was able to get Ron Artest on the same page. Same with Dennis Rodman. That's a real leader. Compare and contrast with Torre, who couldn't even accept Johnny Damon, one of the best guys in baseball, because he wasn't Derek Jeter. Good riddance to Torre. I don't miss him one bit.
Here's hoping for a Yankee sweep this weekend. Check out my article on Joe.