January 30, 2009
Posted: 04:25 PM ET
LARRY'S THOUGHTS AHEAD OF HIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER N.Y. YANKEES' MANAGER JOE TORRE:
I've known Joe for many years, and this is the first time I've ever known him to be involved in a controversial situation. I'm interested if he thought the book would get the kind of reaction it's getting.
I wonder if he has a double feeling about the book. Does he feel the Yankees betrayed him by offering him a cop-out contract last year? Does he think this book is betraying the Yankees, or is this getting even? Is this a double betrayal?
His comments about Alex Rodriguez are getting a lot of attention too. A-Rod is a fascinating study. He's probably the best player in baseball, but there are so many side effects to him that are almost unbelievable. I want to know what it's like to manage him. And what are A-Rod's true feelings about Derek Jeeter.
I also want to ask about Manny Ramirez - three months and no signing! And about the Yankees - what was it like to manage in that pressure cooker? And what are the differences between managing in New York and Los Angeles. Not many people have managed in both places - in fact I don't think anyone has managed in both before.
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