• Joe: No Thanks Kim

    Posted by on December 25th, 2005 · Comments (2)

    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?

    Comments on Joe: No Thanks Kim

    1. JohnnyC
      December 26th, 2005 | 12:23 pm

      This is too silly to be true…but it apparently is. Yeah, how dare someone ask Torre why he chose to pitch Embree to one of the best right-handed power hitters in the league in a tie game. How dare someone ask him why Jaret Wright gets to pitch the team out of home field in the first round of the playoffs. How dare someone ask why Wayne Franklin was allowed to lose not one but two games in a 10 day span…for no apparent reason. Only the Pope is infallible, Joe. Everyone else gets to answer for their actions. BTW, an android, much less Kim Jones, would’ve asked those very questions and without any prompting from anyone.

    2. December 26th, 2005 | 9:56 pm

      I think Joe is being stupid here. The rest of the media is going to ask the same questions. Why not let YES pay you for something you have to do anyway?

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