• Quantrill: Torre Did Wrong

    Posted by on February 3rd, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Via Richard Griffin

    “Whatever his involvement is with this book, Joe Torre is the No.1 guy,” [Paul] Quantrill argued. “People may understand that he didn’t say that, but even being Joe Torre, being the greatest manager, blah-blah-blah, he’s walking a thin line. When you start exposing anything from the clubhouse in general, whether it’s about a d*ckhead like ‘the fraud,’ or anything, it doesn’t really matter. It’s that you opened up and said it.

    “You are part of a book and guys don’t usually come out of it in a positive light, especially if they’re still active. To me, it’s pretty straightforward. It doesn’t matter if you’re a slapd*ck like Brian McNamee or Jose Canseco, or whether you’re Joe Torre. There are certain things, whether it be about Alex or whether it be about any player, the sanctity of the clubhouse is something that we all try to live by. It blew me away that an active manager is even involved in a book talking about the daily grind.”

    …When you start exposing anything from the clubhouse in general, whether it’s about a d*ckhead like ‘the fraud,’ or anything, it doesn’t really matter…

    Did Paul Quantrill just call Alex Rodriguez a…..?


    Yeah, I think he did.

    Comments on Quantrill: Torre Did Wrong

    1. sanair
      February 3rd, 2009 | 11:11 pm


      February 3rd, 2009 | 11:54 pm

      He definitely just went there.

    3. MJ
      February 4th, 2009 | 8:59 am

      He definitely just went there.
      Yep, it looks like he sure did.

      And this is the biggest problem I have with Joe Torre and his damn book. Now every single former player will be asked about the book and about A-Rod and it becomes a free-for-all on the guy.

      Look, he’s not a perfect human being. And it probably says something about him that most of his teammates appear not to like him. But I still hate to see a guy that works as hard as he does and produces as much as he does get such a hard time from everyone. It’s not good for the ballclub and it’s not good for him. It’s sad, frankly.

      Joe Torre is a dishonorable piece of garbage in my book. It may be Quantrill’s quote but the only reason anyone even wants to talk to him is because of Torre’s stupid vanity project.

    4. YankCrank
      February 4th, 2009 | 9:54 am

      MJ, your points on A-Rod are right on. I don’t think, at this point, anybody can make a reasonable case that Alex is a wonderful human being with a pristine reputation. But who cares, as Yankee fans we can’t hope for anything more than he does with his offseason workouts, his dedication to the game and what he produces on the field. For a franchise that has dealt with players like Mantle and Reggie, you think this wouldn’t be such a big deal.

      *FTR, totally not ripping the Mick or Reg. But they had external problems that fell outide the lines of the game and they were still loved and respected (even though Mick got some unneeded shit from the fans at times).

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