The Baseball Exchange

Update: Williams denies rumors by red
November 10, 2007, 11:43 am
Filed under: Joe Torre, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees

In response to my last post, Bernie William has now dismissed the idea that he would come back to play for the Dodgers:

“I’ve been listening to all the things that have been said, and all the news and everything,” Williams said. “I’ve been kind of an outsider looking into the whole situation. It’s kind of bizarre to look at it from outside. But no, I don’t think I have any plans to do anything like that at this point.”

This makes more sense. I didn’t think that Williams would want to do something like that, and now it seems it’s just Torre trying to give Bernie a little nudge and wink, trying to persuade him to join. But by the way Bernie’s talking, I don’t think he’s returning.


In other news: According to that same article, Joe Torre is writing a memoir with Tom Verducci on his time with the Yankees.

“The book will be as honest and as forthright as Joe Torre has been throughout his career, including his time with the Yankees,” Verducci said in a statement released by the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group. “It will provide a revealing look at the dynasty with which he will forever be associated, and will bring readers into the dugout and the clubhouse like never before.”

In other words, Torre will respectfully bash the Yankees while praising Jeter, Williams, O’Neill, and (who could forget!11!1!!) Scott Brosius. Seriously, everyone’s talking about how little respect Torre’s gotten and doesn’t realize the surprisingly little amount of respect Torre is giving the Yankees. Both sides are at fault here. Torre has been a great manager for 12 years, but like pretty much everyone over 30 in baseball nowadays, he can’t look ahead, he continues to only look back, and doesn’t realize that maybe it is time for some sort of change. It’s what any right-minded organization would do.

Oddly enough, this reminds me of a passage from the great play Inherit the Wind.

Brady: Why is it, my old friend, that you have moved so far away from me?

Drummond: All motion is relative. Perhaps it is you who have moved away – by standing still.



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I have heard stranger things happen though.

LA Dodgers fan

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