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News of the Day – 1/31/09
Posted By Diane Firstman On January 31, 2009 @ 9:23 am In Diane Firstman | Comments Disabled
Let’s get this out of the way …
And let’s have a little competition … over at ESPN:
“Super Pick’em” challenges you to answer a series of questions directly related to the Big Game. The questions range from which team will come out on top to how many touchdowns will the home team quarterback throw. The more you get right, the closer you are to the grand prize. It’s FREE to play.
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OK … back to the really important stuff … ladies and gentlemen … “Author” Joe Torre!
… (But) Torre, in his first televised interview about the book, said he was proud of it and did not think he violated the sanctity of the clubhouse.
“I did not burn any bridges,” he said. “When I talk about what went on in the clubhouse, I don’t think there was any sensitive material that was in there that I felt shouldn’t have been in there.”
Torre, who will be in New York to promote the book on Tuesday, when it is officially released, said he had no regrets. He predicted the book would become a “piece of history” for chronicling an era, not for its references to Alex Rodriguez and others.
[My take: Wow ... talk about an odd sense of confidentiality and double-standards. So who is ESPN going to get to portray him in their inevitable movie?]
According to the info button on my cable, Larry King’s guest on CNN tonight is “Author Joe Torre.”
Author? The late, great John Updike was an author. Torre is a guy who told a few stories to somebody else and cashed a check.
If you’re looking for this, Derek Jeter took it home.
A-Rod got the “You’re a huge fraud and we all hate you” sign that Joe Torre hung over his locker.
[My take: ROFL ... well done Pete ... well done! I hear Abreu tried to take a large framed photo of Reggie out of the Stadium, but he sensed he was going to scrape into a corridor wall ... and dropped the frame. ]
Til Monday ….. enjoy the weekend … go Steelers!
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URLs in this post:
 http://games.espn.go.com/super/group?groupID=3380: http://games.espn.go.com/super/group?groupID=3380
 SI.com: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/tom_verducci/01/30/torre.book/
 Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/sports/baseball/31torre.html?_r=1&ref=sports
 PeteAbe: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/01/30/truth-or-consequences-new-mexico-youre-next-with-joe-torre/
 PeteAbe: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/01/30/jeter-of-course-got-the-best-souvenir/
 have not reached their free agent signing quota: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/01/30/yankees-can-sign-whoever-they-want/
 signed for 2009: http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2009/01/new_york_yankees_sign_reliever.html
 team photo of the 1927 Yankees: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/sold-photo-yankees-2294251-team-people
 BP.com: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=1162
 Cory Lidle: http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=926&position=P
 Shea Stadium scoreboard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2_dWZ32gYo
 Scott Pianowski: http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/blog/roto_arcade?author=Scott+Pianowski
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