From Bob Raissman:
Joe Torre was serious about not wanting to answer questions from Kimberly Jones on YES’ postgame show. The Yankees manager not only protested to George Steinbrenner about having to answer inquiries planted with Jones by Yankee officials, he also put his money where his mouth is.
By deciding not to return to “The Joe Torre Report” on YES’ postgame show, Torre gave up the hefty six-figure fee YES was paying him. Clearly the money was not worth the aggravation.
Kim, if you’re reading this, send me a note at “staff at waswatching dot com.” I’ll give you my phone number. You can call me after each game and I’ll give you “The Steve Lombardi Report” – and I’ll do it for a fraction of what Torre was making on the gig. And, I promise, you can ask me anything.
Really, consider it. When you factor in the cookie-cutter answers that you get with the pros anyway, why not go to “Joe Average Fan” and at least have some post-game fun/entertainment?