Monday, February 02, 2009
LAT Reviews Torre's Alleged Yankees "Tell-All" Book
... it's fitting that Torre left the Yankees after the 2007 season; it was time to make a change. He himself admits this, noting that once the decision had been made, he was struck by a profound "feeling of relief."
And yet, "The Yankee Years" is not a bitter book, despite what early media reports have claimed.
It is, instead, the consummate insider's view of what may be the last great dynasty in baseball history, a team whose nine-year run from 1996 to 2004 was so unbelievable -- seven League Championship Series appearances, six American League pennants and four World Series titles, including three in a row -- that it now feels, to the true believers anyway, like something of a fairy tale.