Scorned skipper Joe Torre is blasting the Yankees - calling many of his former players prima donnas, confessing he stopped trusting the powers that be years before he left the team and charging that general manager Brian Cashman betrayed him.The 477-page book is written in the third person by SI reporter Tom Verducci, who also interviewed dozens of players and team personnel. Verducci also worked with Torre on "Chasing the Dream", released after the 1996 World Series.
In an explosive new book called "The Yankee Years," Torre gets most personal in his attacks against Alex Rodriguez, who he says was called "A-Fraud" by his teammates after he developed a "Single White Female"-like obsession with team captain Derek Jeter and asked for a personal clubhouse assistant to run errands for him. ...
The book also reveals that, during spring training in 1999, team doctors revealed to owner George Steinbrenner that Torre had prostate cancer - even before informing the manager himself.
ESPN quotes a source familiar with the book who says the controversy is
overblown. Joe is very honest in the book, but he doesn't make any personal attacks. In terms of him name-calling, that's not his style.We'll see. One topic mentioned in Amazon's description:
The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game.