• Posada: Torre Didn’t Do Wrong

    Posted by on February 3rd, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Via Anthony McCarron and Peter Botte

    Jorge Posada joked that it would “take me about three years” to read every page of Joe Torre’s book, “The Yankee Years.” But the Yankee catcher needed no time at all to defend his former manager Tuesday, saying that Torre did not violate clubhouse sanctity with the book and adding that much of the controversial content was common knowledge.

    And, Posada said, the infamous “A-Fraud” moniker for Alex Rodriguez was nothing more than a clubhouse joke uttered solely by former bullpen catcher Mike Borzello – now with Torre in Los Angeles – in front of Rodriguez himself. Rodriguez, Posada said, would be among those chuckling while Borzello tweaked him.

    “There was not one player on those teams that said those words,” Posada said. “Never. If we heard it, it was just (Borzello) messing with Alex and Alex would be right there and he’d be laughing about it. It was never out of disrespect at all. . . . It was never said behind his back by any teammate.”

    “Joe’s done nothing wrong, in my eyes. He’s been a father figure to me, so I don’t think he can do any wrong.”

    Think Mr. T ever sang this one to Jorgie?

    Comments on Posada: Torre Didn’t Do Wrong

    1. MJ
      February 4th, 2009 | 9:09 am

      Ah, the old guard of Torre’s loyal soldiers…myopic and selectively supportive of their own teammates. I lose more and more respect for the Jeter/Posada duo with every passing year.

    2. YankCrank
      February 4th, 2009 | 9:57 am

      Jorgie, you’re my favorite Yankee and I love you, but you’re wrong…just like you’re wrong with your Joba opinion.

    3. butchie22
      February 4th, 2009 | 2:06 pm

      I’m very dissapointed with Posada. I expect more from him than from bland, Golden Boy St Derek. What Torre did was beyond the pale and he broke the code that binds the team to its manager.

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