The book, “The Rocket That Fell to Earth,” (Harper Collins) by Jeff Pearlman, is to be released later this month, but a reporter for The New York Times purchased it Thursday at a Manhattan book store.
The book said that when Giambi went through a slump in the 2002 season, his first with the Yankees, Cashman was heard yelling at a television in the Yankees’ clubhouse during a game. Citing “one New York player,” the book said that Cashman screamed, “Jason, whatever you were taking in Oakland,” get back on it.
The book said that Cashman then added, “Please!”
In a telephone interview Thursday night, Cashman said that the anecdote described in the book never happened.
“That is completely false,” Cashman said.
He added, in reference to the author: “This guy never even called me and asked me if it was true. You think he would have done some fact-checking.”
...In a telephone interview on Thursday night, Pearlman stood behind his account.
“The source was a Yankee player who was an eyewitness and in whom I have 100 percent confidence,” Pearlman said.
Posted: March 13, 2009 at 10:18 AM | 13 comment(s)
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