Things are quiet in Birdland; however, in the Bronx and Los Angeles, there’s a saga taking place right now and it has nothing to do with what’s going on with the Hot Stove. Just today, various media outlets have reported the former Yankee and current Dodgers manager, Joe Torre has a tell-all book about his tenure in New York titled, “The Yankee Years,” and it isn’t good.
Joe Torre — who has been classified as a manager who was nothing short of dignified through the toughest all challenges — lashes out against his former employers and Alex Rodriguez.
In an explosive new book called “The Yankee Years,” Torre gets most personal in his attacks against Alex Rodriguez, who he says was called “A-Fraud” by his teammates after he developed a “Single White Female”-like obsession with team captain Derek Jeter and asked for a personal clubhouse assistant to run errands for him.
Torre, who left the Yankees and became manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2007 season, says Cashman never told the brass that the manager wanted a two-year deal and instead remained silent during Torre’s tense final sitdown with the bosses.
The 477-page tell-all, which The Post purchased from a city bookstore last week, is written by co-author Tom Verducci, a longtime Sports Illustrated reporter.
I figured that Joe Torre might have left this all in the past (or the writer Verducci would have); however, nothing sells better than anything with the word “Yankees” affixed. I’m sure Torre’s book is a great & tawdry read, but the answer you have to think about is why was this written?