Joe Torre: Shut Your Stupid Mouth

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IJanuary 26, 2009

It’s always bad news when an athlete or coach goes on the record and rips their former team or teammates. It’s even worse when that coach was once actually semi-respected. That’s why Joe Torre’s comments this weekend about Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees were shocking.

No, not shocking like “Oh my god, I can’t believe A-Rod has someone fetch his coffee.” Rodriguez being too much of a megalomaniac and self-absorbed prick to swipe his Black card at Dunkin Donuts is not shocking.

He probably has someone tie his shoes, too. I was leaning towards something more to the tune of, “Hey Joe, who cares what your stupid face has to say?”

It’s bad enough that George Steinbrenner spoon-fed you four World Series rings, but now you have to air out old dirty Yankee laundry? Joe, you manage the DODGERS. Keep the Yankee’s name out of your mouth. Just remember your sub-.500 winning percentage with the Cardinals and be grateful you ever got the Yankee job to begin with.

I never thought you would stoop down to Jose Canseco’s level and write a tell-all book. You should be managing the Diamondbacks, Joe, because you are a SNAKE. I speak on behalf of all Yankee fans who are tired of this crap when I say, “Shut your face!”