Two guys I have a lot of respect for defined the new world of the Yankees today. Read what Bob Klapisch of The Record wrote.
Then check out Mike Vaccaro in the Post.
Anger always fades. But the alienation of Joe Torre could be something that haunts Randy Levine and the Tampa Trio for a while. They are getting slammed everywhere. It took less than three weeks for the Yankees to go from a heartwarming tale of a wildcard revival to a pack of evil clowns who kicked kindly Papa Joe out the door.
You know what’s amazing (not to get all John Sterling on you) but there is almost always a contrarian in the media crowd, somebody who goes against the grain. But I have yet to see anybody who thinks getting rid of Torre, especially the way they did, was a good idea.
It’s all perception and spin, of course, and the Yankees are taking their lumps for now. “We’re licking our wounds,” somebody told me yesterday.
And it’s going to continue for a while. The Yankees need to get somebody signed and in front of a podium fast.