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Christie to Carton to Strawberry, Oh Boy !!

On my way home this morning I was listening to the Boomer and Carton show on Sports Radio 66 WFAN.

I tuned in just in time to hear host Craig Carton ask former NY Met Darryl Strawberry if he would be a member of Boomer and Carton’s softball team for a charity game against the Yankee Old Timers sometime in mid July at Yankee Stadium.
After talking with Strawberry about this year’s Mets team the two hosts speculated about other members of the softball team that will take the field against the Yankee Old Timers.
One name that stood out was Governor Chris Christie, (it seems as though the two are very friendly according to Carton in the past) Carton said that the governor has already committed to joining the team and playing at the stadium this July.
Boomer thought that it was great that the governor committee to play but ask Carton what position he would play? Boomer stated that he would be playing center field, Carton took shortstop and they assigned 1st base to Strawberry and Christie would be the 3rd baseman if he could lose a little weight.
Tinker to Evers to Chance…Christie to Carton to Strawberry…Oh Boy!

Listen to the interview >>>Here

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In Torre’s Book, Rodriguez Strikes Out

I have never been a Yankee fan, I prefer for some reason to place my baseball loyalties in the other NY team, so I don’t find former Yankee manager Joe Torre’s newly release tell all book that interesting.  What I do find interesting however, is the fact that Torre needed to air his dirty stirrups in public when it came to Alex Rodriguez.

As any baseball fan in NY knows Rodriguez is not known as Mr. Clutch, he is more like Mr. May then Mr. October and according to Joe Torre his presence from day 1 in the Bronx was a major distraction that sometimes caused chaos in the clubhouse.
Here are just a  few example of what you’ll find in the book :
…But what stands out the most about the book are the frank, and often critical, statements that Torre makes about Alex Rodriguez, who won two Most Valuable Player awards during the four years that Torre was his manager in the Bronx. At 33, Rodriguez has hit 553 career home runs. He is widely regarded as the game’s best all-around player. He is also its highest paid…

…But in the past year, Rodriguez has clearly become something of a target for people trying to sell sports books…


…Torre’s view, however, has nothing to do with the use of performance-enhancing drugs and everything to do with Rodriguez as a person and a player…

…“Alex monopolized all the attention,” Torre said…

If you want to read more about Torre’s book, the NY Times writer Michale S. Schmidt tells all about it in todays edition.
  

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>In Torre’s Book, Rodriguez Strikes Out

>I have never been a Yankee fan, I prefer for some reason to place my baseball loyalties in the other NY team, so I don’t find former Yankee manager Joe Torre’s newly release tell all book that interesting.  What I do find interesting however, is the fact that Torre needed to air his dirty stirrups in public when it came to Alex Rodriguez.

As any baseball fan in NY knows Rodriguez is not known as Mr. Clutch, he is more like Mr. May then Mr. October and according to Joe Torre his presence from day 1 in the Bronx was a major distraction that sometimes caused chaos in the clubhouse.
Here are just a  few example of what you’ll find in the book :
…But what stands out the most about the book are the frank, and often critical, statements that Torre makes about Alex Rodriguez, who won two Most Valuable Player awards during the four years that Torre was his manager in the Bronx. At 33, Rodriguez has hit 553 career home runs. He is widely regarded as the game’s best all-around player. He is also its highest paid…

…But in the past year, Rodriguez has clearly become something of a target for people trying to sell sports books…


…Torre’s view, however, has nothing to do with the use of performance-enhancing drugs and everything to do with Rodriguez as a person and a player…

…“Alex monopolized all the attention,” Torre said…

If you want to read more about Torre’s book, the NY Times writer Michale S. Schmidt tells all about it in todays edition.
  

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Filed under Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cashman, George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, Jose Canseco, LA. Dodgers, Major League Baseball, Mr. May, Mr. October, new book, NY Mets, NY Times, NY Yankees