Monday, January 26, 2009

Yankee Class

Joe Torre, despite being a Yankee, was a class act. At least, I thought he was. Now safely with the Dodgers, Torre is showing Bronx-bred pettiness. He's writing one of those stale "tell-all" baseball memoirs, replete (no doubt) with baseball-is-like-life platitudes and peppered with titillating clubhouse gossip. The worst, as reported, sounds like something from Call of The Green Monster:
In an explosive new book called "The Yankee Years," Torre gets most personal in his attacks against Alex Rodriguez, who he says was called "A-Fraud" by his teammates after he developed a "Single White Female"-like obsession with team captain Derek Jeter and asked for a personal clubhouse assistant to run errands for him.
I've never seen a manager kick a ballplayer under the bus so viciously. Then again, maybe this just proves what a space case A-Rod really is. If even a classy, popular guy like Torre can get so angry as to smear an active player like that, the player must have really, really disgusted him for a long, long time.

That is, by all indications, exactly what A-Rod did.

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