• Joe Torre On Larry King Live

    Posted by on January 30th, 2009 · Comments (2)

    Basically, this was a yawn job…even with the maddening format of ask-a-question/go-to-commercial, ask-a-question/go-to-commercial, ask-a-question/go-to-commercial, etc.

    Here’s what Torre had to say, for those who missed it:

    On the book: …The book is much more than controversial, it’s informative…I was careful in how I told the story…I wanted to let people know what it felt like…Tell people my feelings, thoughts, decisions…Get an inside peek at what went on…Book is retracing my Yankee years…Monetary reasons was not why I did it…

    On A-Rod: …Can’t disagree with what was written about A-Rod in the book…[Alex had] no conflict with Jeter, they’re not the closest of friends, [but] never had any conflict, [yet are] not the best of friends…[Regarding Madonna] it was surprising, Alex is a lightning road, [but] it goes with the territory of being who you are…Nothing in the book to make Alex angry…A-Rod is the most gifted athlete I’ve ever managed…Haven’t “talked” to Alex since 2007…

    On Cashman: …We had disagreements…As far as support, at the end, it was time…Brian was ready for a change… [Torre also said there are things in the book that Cashman doesn't agree with - and that it was a matter of them having two different perspectives on things.]

    Nothing shocking here, huh? So, if you missed it, don’t feel bad – you didn’t miss much…sans about a thousand commercials.

    Comments on Joe Torre On Larry King Live

    1. KPOcala
      January 30th, 2009 | 11:39 pm

      Totally insipid interview. Really, how does Larry King manage to make the money he does playing slow-pitch softball the way he does? Joe Torre still comes across as a decent person even when he takes the canoli…

    2. throwstrikes
      January 31st, 2009 | 5:32 pm

      Who were the people asking questions in Mickey Mantle’s last night? Joe’s family?

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