Joe Torre did not cheat the game. All he did was tell his side of the story. He wrote a book about the good and bad times he encountered while he was the manager of the Yankees. There is nothing wrong with that, considering he didn't say anything really offensive.
And here is Jeter talking in "The Yankee Years":
"You know, we made it look easy. We knew it wasn't easy, but we made it look easy. And people automatically assume, ‘Well, your payroll is this, and you've got this player and that player and this All-Star, that All-Star... you should win.' No, it just doesn't happen like that. You have to have a lot of things go right. We were in six World Series. It's not easy, you know what I mean? Nowadways? Six World Series in 12 years? That's tough to do, man."
They did make it look easy. The manager made it look easier than all of them, talking about it before the game, talking about it after the game, classing up the Yankees again. Give Joe Torre a day? Are you kidding? The Yankees could give him a week.
Nobody gives Torre all the credit in the world for what the Yanks' did in the 90's, but he was a big part of it. Joe Torre is part of the Yankees great history, and to leave him out of it all would be a great mistake. Joe Torre made mistakes as manager of the Yankees. He wasn't perfect. Nobody is. He did a damn good job though. He didn't fail to bring them to the postseason in his twelve-year tenure as manager of the Yankees. Not only that but he helped deliver 4 World Series championships. That says it all right there.
You don't have to like Torre or his book in order to admit that he deserves his day. I would have to say that when the going was good..most of you fans who are against Joe now...were all fans of him when they were winning all those rings.
This book should change nothing about Joe Torre's legacy. The only legacy this man leaves in my mind is WINNING....
Don't forget that Joe Torre will be on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight..