Here at Comerica Park, where the Yankees’ 2006 season concluded with Alex Rodriguez dropped to eighth in the team’s lineup, A-Rod learned Joe Torre — the man who made that infamous decision — still talks about their time together.
To which we say: Let it go, Joe.
...“He was concerned about putting numbers up,” Torre said of Rodriguez on the show. “And that really wasn’t what we [the Yankees] were all about, you know. We were all about, you know, winning games. That was the only statistic that was important for us.”
Rodriguez, presented with Torre’s words yesterday before the Yankees’ 9-4 victory over the Tigers — to which he contributed a ninth-inning, two-run homer — laughed and declined comment.
Which is what Torre should have done. First of all, because this is ancient history; it’s asked and answered, as they say in the courtroom. Second of all, because Torre probably should have been more forgiving of a guy who won two American League Most Valuable Player awards during the four years he managed him.
Third of all, and most important, because Torre isn’t just retired baseball royalty. He’s Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations.
Posted: June 02, 2012 at 06:26 AM | 74 comment(s)
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