Via Bob Raissman -
Those loving rifts and bad blood should circle June 25 on their calendars. That is the day the Yankees open a three-game set with Joe Torre, and his Los Angeles Dodgers, in Chavez Ravine.
This just in: The brigade of Yankee suits have no use for the man who guided the Bombers to four World Series titles. Brian Cashman, the general manager, won’t be breaking bread with Torre in the near – or any other – future.
In fact, it’s likely a toss-up who Cashman would rather see drift into space first – Torre or MLB Network analyst Tom Verducci (he co-authored “The Yankee Years” with the veteran manager).
It’s interesting how this anti-Torre sentiment manifests itself inside the souls of Torre haters associated with the Yankees. Some of these venom deliveries are darn creative.
Like the riff Michael Kay put down last Tuesday on ESPN-1050. Kay also works for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. His relationship with Torre, who once referred to Kay as Rona Barrett, was almost always fractured.
Kay then defended [Joe] Girardi, his partner on “The Joe Girardi Show” (Only on YES), saying he was a better manager than – yeah, you guessed it – Joe Torre.
“Joe Torre never managed at all,” Kay said. “He managed men in the clubhouse, but he did nothing with X’s and O’s during a game.”
Michael Kay has been taking shots at Joe Torre for a while now. Maybe Suzyn Waldman can bring them back together again someday…like she did with Yogi and The Boss? Oh, the CenterStage that will follow that reunion….