Carl Pavano joins the latest group of people who took exception to Joe Torre’s new book (to be released Feb .3). In the book, Torre writes that the players on his team hated Carl Pavano, and related a story where Pavano told his own mother in the stands to remove the NY paint on her face because it was embarrassing to him.
Anyway, Carl said the book “explained a lot” about Torre “not liking” him. He said that the book is going to ruin Torre’s reputation as a professional, and Carl is very disappointed that he was mentioned in such a negative light.
By the way….Carl Pavano, David Wells, Randy Johnson, Brian Cashman, Randy Levine, Gary Sheffield, A-Fraud, Kevin Brown…everything we’ve heard or read about those guys, Joe Torre has confirmed. Look who Joe’s talking about. It’s not like Joe is making stories up about Bernie Williams or Tino Martinez. It’s not like other people never talked about their personality quirks. But since Joe is a “good guy” he can’t express his feelings about them without them complaining and being called a backstabber.
Shame on New York writers who are pitching that “Joe is a traitor” for speaking the truth.
You know in Joe’s first book, which I enjoyed, he related scenes about Jim Leyritz and Ruben Sierra that weren’t too positive. But he gave Ruben a second chance, and Ruben and Joe see eye-to-eye now. As far as Leyritz, Joe was right about him. Joe was also right about Shane Spencer. Shance likes to cry about never getting a chance with Joe, but he had his at-bats, and was never able to equal his first month of homeruns. Shane later wound up getting a DUI in Florida as a Met.
In other Joe Torre book news, Brian Cashman and the Yankees Front Office are trying to add a CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT in everyone’s contract that forces them to keep quiet about behind-the-scenes scoops when writing a book. I hope the Player’s Union doesn’t give up on fighting that one.
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