The Yankees had their exciting two-game winning streak come to an end against Scott Kazmir and the Devil Rays
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Gary Sheffield accused to the Yankees of racism on an HBO show that will appear on Tuesday.
I personally like Sheff. He’s a good teammate for the most part, he plays to win and he’s accountable and professional with the media. But he has a habit of saying things that are hurtful and senseless.
Sheffield has long believed Joe Torre never wanted him. But to accuse him of racism is taking it to another level. I obviously can’t speak to what happens behind closed doors. But Torre’s best friend in baseball was Bob Gibson and he treats Derek Jeter like a son.
When a player of Sheffield’s caliber says such things, it’s news. But consider the source.