Via George King –
With the Yankees opening a three-game series against Joe Torre’s Dodgers tomorrow night in Los Angeles, Alex Rodriguez was asked yesterday about his former manager.
Though several teammates acknowledged it would be different playing against Torre for the first time and gushed what he meant to their careers, Rodriguez made the highly anticipated meeting with his former manager as if it was Yankees-Pirates in spring training.
“Business as usual,” Rodriguez said in a flat voice while seated at his locker inside Chase Field.
Rodriguez then praised Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly and third base coach Larry Bowa, both of whom were on Torre’s Yankee staff.
When the questions circled back to Torre and what Rodriguez remembered about playing for Torre, Rodriguez cut the question off by saying, “I am not going to get into that.”
Asked by The Post at the indoor batting cage why he answered the questions the way he did, Rodriguez refused to elaborate.
Too bad A-Rod’s homer pace is off this year. Imagine if he had hit #600 against Joe Torre and the Dodgers? Now, that would have been interesting…to see everyone’s reaction to that.