Though it’s still selling like beer in the bottom of the sixth, by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci has just about vanished in the mainstream sports press. For all intents and purposes, analysis of the book ended with the revelation that Alex Rodriguez was on steroids when he was with the Texas Read More
In Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, Jill Abramson, the paper’s managing editor for news, wrote about Bob Woodward’s latest Bush administration book, The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008.
Ms. Abramson starts the review explaining the now-typical release process of Mr. Woodward’s books:
The Bob Woodward rollout is always strictly Read More
When actor Chace Crawford worked as a valet in New York, pre-Gossip Girl days, he was terrified when Suge Knight came in with his car (Mr. Crawford made one of the other valets move it!). [Us Weekly]
Eleanor Wohl will reportedly throw a party on Sunday at her Meadow Lane Estate in Read More
Last Friday evening, Dodger manager Joe Torre was sitting in the visitors’ dugout at Shea Stadium, fielding questions from about a dozen reporters about his struggling team. The Dodgers, who limped into a New York fresh off a three game sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, had lost the series opener against the Read More
It is commonly assumed that if Joe Torre had been a free agent, rather than property of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he, and not Willie Randolph, would currently be manager of the New York Mets. That chorus will likely quiet a bit after the Mets completed a 5-2 homestand by defeating the Dodgers Sunday night, Read More
BEIJING—March 15 was what people conventionally call a great day for a ball game. A right-handed pull hitter might have disagreed, feeling the strong breeze coming in from the northwest. It was certainly a kind day for red flags, at least in Beijing. Along Chang’an Boulevard, by Tian’anmen Square and the Great Hall of the Read More
The Joe Torre era in New York is over.
Explaining that it was “time for the New York Yankees to move forward,” team President Randy Levine announced in an Oct. 18 conference call Thursday that Torre had rejected a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million to pilot the Yankees in 2008.
Under Read More
The New York Post is reporting this morning that George Steinbrenner’s sons have taken over daily operations at the New York Yankees ball club. The New York Post said the details about the control of the franchise will be ironed out at top-level meetings the Yankees are holding this week in Tampa. According to The Read More
As of press time, the question of New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre’s fate remains an open one. General Manager Brian Cashman said that he expects the process to take several days. Owner George Steinbrenner had no comment. And late Tuesday, the Yankees’ media relations department said no press conference had been scheduled.
Still, when Read More
What happened at Yankee Stadium last night, after the Yankees lost to the Indians 6-4 in the fourth game of the American League division series and the fans were filing mournfully out of the stadium?
George Steinbrenner, the Yankees' principal owner, who had tied Torre's future to the outcome of this series, was said to Read More