Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Silence is Golden

Frank McCourt knows that Joe Torre won't write about the Dodgers: To misquote an old pirate adage, Blue Men Tell No Tales. From the NY POST

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt today told MLB Network that Joe Torre is prohibited from writing a book about his time with the Dodgers.

McCourt told the "Hot Stove" program, "Well Joe is a well known figure in baseball and I think his transition to L.A. has been a great one. We had a very successful season last year. I think he is very comfortable there and we're certainly very comfortable with him.

"The book was something that was in the works prior to the time that we made our deal with Joe. Having said that, in our contract with Joe there is a confidentiality provision that he can't be writing a book about the Dodgers or our team, so that was very important to us. Not because of the book, it's because we have that with all of our uniform personnel."

Torre told CNN's Larry King that the Yankees approached him about a similar confidentiality agreement but that he always refused to agree to it.

Does that stop Torre from releasing other material about the Dodgers: a play, a graphic novel, a sonnet, perhaps a PowerPoint presentation?

And anyone else hate the name "Hot Stove?"


Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I get "Hot Seat." Seats are often times room temperature. But stoves are meant to be hot. Thus there's zero irony to the name.

Julie Hibbard said...

I've always thought "Hot Stove" kinda meant,
"Here's what's cooking...You don't have to eat it...but it's what we're serving today..."
or something like that...

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

JH - with that logic, maybe they should have called the show "Hot Plate" or "Low Heat"

I also dislike the band name "Hot Butter."

It might be my issue :-)