January 30, 2009
Posted: 03:40 PM ET
There's a lot of buzz out there today about Joe Torre the current manager of the LA Dodgers. But he's not talking Dodger baseball on LKL, rather focusing on his years with the NY Yankees.
Here's a little round-up on Torre around the web:
LA Times – "Joe Torre puts Dodgers in an awkward position" – Just as the Dodgers are gearing up for the new season, their manager is out pitching a controversial book about his days with the Yankees. From the first day of rookie ball, a young player hears two cardinal rules: What happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse. Don't put yourself ahead of the team. By violating both of those covenants, by sharing clubhouse secrets and by upstaging the team that employs him with a book tour to talk about a team that does not employ him, Torre has left the Dodgers in an awkward position on the eve of spring training.
NY Times – In this article, Joe Torre talks about his relationship with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman; about Alex Rodriguez, of whom he is critical in the book; and he also does not seem fazed that he helped write a book that could irritate some people in baseball while he is still the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Knowing that my name is on it, I know I’m going to have to answer for it,” Torre said of the book’s contents.
MLB.com – Joe Torre's first interview with LKL is tonight – talking about his new book, which exposed teammates' criticisms of third baseman Alex Rodriguez and disclosed details of Torre's fractured relationship with general manager Brian Cashman, reveals a side of Torre that didn't publicly surface during his 12 years as manager of the Yankees.
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