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?