Friday, October 19, 2007

Peter and Joseph, Sitting in a Tree

Bear in mind, this was posted on Peter Abraham's blog five hours after the Torre decision came down. I mean, just start with the headline:

Move starting to backfire on Yanks already
Well I assume we'll see how the move "backfires" in the article, right? Posada signed with Houston? A-Rod opted out and went to Boston? Rivera is going to be setting up for Trevor Hoffman in 2008?

Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci is right on the mark with this column.

As he points out, Joe Maddon and Ozzie Guillen got multi-year extensions. Joe Torre was offered one year? Nobody is buying what the Yankees are trying to sell.

The Yankees better hope whoever gets the job gets off to a good start. There can be no honeymoon for the next manager based on the comments of Randy Levine. If 94 wins and a playoff berth aren’t good enough, the next guy better win 95 games and get in the ALCS.
Because Kenny Williams made an idiotic move to extend Ozzie Guillen, who is perhaps the worst manager in the game (well, Dusty Baker is back now, so there will be some competition) the Yankees should feel compelled to follow suit?

Oh. So.. no backfiring except for sportswriters and the media, whom Joe "managed" his entire career, are upset that he's gone. Because he was their friend.

Seriously if you think I'm kidding, just look at Abraham's entire blog for the day:

Shocking day marks end of an era

An offer he had to refuse

So who’s in charge here?

Hendricks: Joe special to Pettitte

Please Peter, find more breaking news like Andy Pettitte's agent saying that Andy Pettitte liked Joe Torre.

The entire blog is full of blaming every playoff loss on the players and crediting every postseason berth to the manager.

Sorry Pete. Can't have it both ways.

Jim Leyritz had a good take on it on ESPN. He said that he didn't think the offer was unfair, and that one year made sense because if Torre didn't at least make the World Series in 2008 he would have been fired anyway.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:25 AM   3 comments


At 10/19/2007 2:04 PM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

Man do you hate Pete or what? Lotta anger there, Mr. Ranting Glory. You could just report facts, like you did at the end of your article regarding Leyritz. But instead, you wanna hate on Pete. I, for one, am thankful for his blog and writing, as it least reports new information about the yanks relatively quickly. Even if right now it is Joe-centric, keep in mind the big big news this week IS about Joe. So, bound to be the case.

At 10/19/2007 2:10 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Look, I like PeteAbe's blog. He's right on the scene with breaking stories, is willing to listen to his critics, and is willing to admit when he's wrong (which is something special for sportswriters). However, the past 24 hours have been masturbatory regarding Torre and totally disregarding of the fact that Joe is equally as responsible for failure as he is for success.

This is something he gives St. Jow: credit for success, no blame for failure.

At 10/19/2007 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Abe is awful when he starts injecting his opinions into things. he totally plays favorites and will never criticize guys like Matsui who take the media to dinner or guys like Andy Phillips who must cook breakfast for everyone in the media. his "reporting" about A-Rod last off-season was an embarrassment.

he's a good reporter when he sticks to reporting, but his analysis sucks and his opinions just feed the rest of the morons who fill the comment section.


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