Sunday, January 25, 2009

Torre Tale

DeBaby Delino just awoke. BRB

Okay, I'm back. Hope all you SoSG-maniacs are enjoying your post football / pre baseball lives. In my semi-weekly trudge through the mud of the NY Post, I came across this dandy little story. Apparently, the Mt. Rushmore expression on Torre's face hides two season worth of Gossip Girl-level scuttlebutt. In his new book THE YANKEE YEARS: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love LA Torre reveals:

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.

The book also reveals that, during spring training in 1999, team doctors revealed to owner George Steinbrenner that Torre had prostate cancer - even before informing the manager himself.

Outside of having Osama Bin Laden throw the opening day first pitch, I'm not sure how the Yankees could become more hate-able. But I still look forward to this book getting a permanent place in my bathroom for months to come. And as Unbreakable taught us, the world always needs a super-villain.