Here's A-Rod...

Mike Petraglia
January 28, 2009 - 7:46 am

Some random thoughts while watching the snow fall incessantly and feeling just a little like Nicholson in "The Shining". (If I have to explain that Nicholson goes stir crazy while snowbound and trying to write, it loses a little steam, doesn't it?) Are you like me and already tired of the childish and sophomoric soap opera in New York regarding Joe Torre's book "The Yankee Years" coming out on Feb. 3? But because the snow is falling and baseball always warms us up, here's the latest. The New York Daily News writes that A-Rod "laughed it all off because he is so beyond all of that." LOL!!! The New York Times posted on its web site that Torre feels he hasn't said anything about A-Rod now that he didn't before. Give Torre this much. He managed for 12 seasons in New York. He HAD to know what kind of storm this would create. And he admitted as much when he told The Times' Jack Curry, "Knowing that my name is on it, I'm going to have to answer for it." And then there's the latest excerpts released in which Torre goes after the commitment shown by the likes of David Wells, Kevin Brown, Carl Pavano and Randy Johnson. Speaking of the New York Times, want a good explanation as to why they have hired Goldman Sachs to help with the sale of the Times' 17.8 share in the Red Sox? Read this about the state of their ad revenues.