Crazy? Not really, why else would MLB allow for a one-hour Joe Torre interview with Bob Costas to air yesterday on their MLB Network?
You think if Jim Bouton’s Ball Four came out today, for the first time, that Bud Selig would allow Costas to interview Jim, for an hour, in prime-time, about the book?
Or, if the MLB Network had been around when Jose Canseco’s Juiced had come out, do you think baseball would have been willing to help Canseco promote the book by granting him a one-hour special interview on their network?
Granted, the fact that Tom Verducci works for the MLB Network and the fact that Bob Costas was probably looking to make a splash now that he’s joined the network, probably helped to grease the wheel on this one. But, if baseball really had a problem with Torre’s book, do you really think this interview on their network would have been allowed?
Oh, and, Joe Torre and Bud Selig being long-time friends probably didn’t hurt this from happening too.
Anyone else find it interesting that the MLB Network basically gave Torre a one-hour commercial for his book yesterday? Think the Yankees were happy about that?