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"Wells, who has not read the book but plans to buy one when it becomes available next week,..."

What do you think, David? Couldn't you have waited a week or two until you actually had a copy of the book to go shooting off your mouth.

But he doesn't need to read the book to understand the hypocrisy of Torre writing this book after being pissed at Giambi for the same thing.

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So, let me get this straight: He's mad at Torre about the book. He himself wrote a similar book. He is in fact so mad that he is going to give Torre royalty money by buying a copy of the book he doesn't like.

Color me confused.

I pre-ordered this yesterday for $14. I only buy books I think I'll read more than once, and this one qualifies. I love this type of book. And Verducci is a good writer.

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But he doesn't need to read the book to understand the hypocrisy of Torre writing this book after being pissed at Giambi for the same thing.

If he hasn't read the book, how does he know what's in it?

It's already clear that Verducci wrote the book, not Torre. Torre receives a percentage of the royalties in exchange for being listed on the cover as the "coauthor", but we don't know if Torre had any editorial control over what is in the book or not. The issue is how much of the material in the book is attributable to Torre, and it's difficult to determine that from tabloid reviews.

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If he hasn't read the book, how does he know what's in it?

It's already clear that Verducci wrote the book, not Torre. Torre receives a percentage of the royalties in exchange for being listed on the cover as the "coauthor", but we don't know if Torre had any editorial control over what is in the book or not. The issue is how much of the material in the book is attributable to Torre, and it's difficult to determine that from tabloid reviews.

Excerpts have been published. Even out of context quotes can show that Torre is revealing clubhouse information.

And it's not about who wrote the book. It's about Torre making the information public, which he most certainly did, even if this isn't his book. Unless you think that every one of the included clubhouse stories were ones that Torre told to Verducci in confidentiality, then Torre is responsible for the information going public.

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Excerpts have been published. Even out of context quotes can show that Torre is revealing clubhouse information.

And it's not about who wrote the book. It's about Torre making the information public, which he most certainly did, even if this isn't his book. Unless you think that every one of the included clubhouse stories were ones that Torre told to Verducci in confidentiality, then Torre is responsible for the information going public.

Wells was in the employ of the Yankees at the time he kissed and told. Torre was not. Principled or no, that's more than a hair-splitting difference.

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Excerpts have been published. Even out of context quotes can show that Torre is revealing clubhouse information.

According to Verducci, there wasn't a single "quote" by Torre in the entire book. Although a certain amount of the information was undoubtedly provided by Torre, it's written in the third person, and the information could have come from almost anyone.

Unless you think that every one of the included clubhouse stories were ones that Torre told to Verducci in confidentiality,...

We really don't know, do we? Verducci was around the clubhouse a lot; he could have mined dozens or even hundreds of sources in addition to Torre, and most of the stories he got from Torre may have been derived from interviews prior to the initiation of the book.

I'm content to wait until I've read the book before drawing too many conclusions.

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I ordered my copy this afternoon (along with Tim Dorsey's latest Nuclear Jellyfish). Can't wait for it to arrive. I'm sure I'll be disappointed: nothing short of tales of Yankee$ executives dining on roasted babies would satisfy my loathing for that organization. :eek:

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I ordered my copy this afternoon (along with Tim Dorsey's latest Nuclear Jellyfish). Can't wait for it to arrive. I'm sure I'll be disappointed: nothing short of tales of Yankee$ executives dining on roasted babies would satisfy my loathing for that organization. :eek:

Roasted, dead, clubbed baby seals. With a shallot garlic white wine reduction sauce, would be to die for.

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