Today, on WFAN, Joe Torre mentioned that Alex Rodriguez needs to enjoy himself more while playing. With this, I’m assuming that Joe is saying that A-Rod is too tense.
Torre also said that Randy Johnson’s issues this year were the result of him not anticipating the “New York” factor as much as he should have this year.
Torre said that it was not an issue of Unit being unable to handle New York (like a Whitson) – that it was more that Randy didn’t realize the level of distractions that New York can cause.
Joe added that a “throw away line” in Arizona or Houston or Seattle dies in the air whereas in New York, it’s a headline. And, that Randy was too sensitive to this. Torre even hinted that Unit’s problem in Game 3 of the ALDS was that he was being too shy, and worrying about results, than just letting it fly.
Somehow, without question, the Yankees need to get these guys on chill-pills next season. Anyone know where Manny cops his loosey goosey tablets?