From the Canadian Press -
Joe Torre, named last week as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after ending a 12-year reign with the New York Yankees, is working on a memoir.
The book, currently untitled, will be co-authored by Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci and will include Torre’s memories of the Yankees, with whom he won four World Series championships, and general thoughts on the game.
Doubleday, an imprint of Random House Inc., will publish the book in the spring of 2009.
“Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees,” Torre said in a statement issued Thursday by Doubleday. “It was a wonderful 12 years and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and perspective on how the game has evolved.”
According to Doubleday, Torre will explain his “decision to walk way from the job of manager of the Yankees, but only as the endgame in explaining in unprecedented detail what history will record as the ‘Torre Era.”‘
“In addition to sharing Torre’s knowledge of the game, the authors will examine the rapidly changing baseball landscape, explaining how developments such as revenue sharing and the rise of statistical analysis have made the future existence of dynasties virtually impossible,” the statement reads.
…the authors will examine the rapidly changing baseball landscape, explaining how developments such as revenue sharing and the rise of statistical analysis have made the future existence of dynasties virtually impossible…
Translation: It’s going to be “Torre’s Big Book of Excuses.”
Yeah, it was revenue sharing and statistical analysis who brought in a stone-cold Jeff Weaver into the 2003 World Series and who didn’t take his team off the field when the bugs showed up in Cleveland this October…
…man, if they’re looking for a title to this book, they should call it “The Teflon Torre.”