much was made of this book before it had even come out (I suspect, to sell copies); and, when it finally did, it was something of a disappointment, as it did not live up to its pre-publication hype. much (if not most) of what Joe Torre offers in this book already is public record, so there were few surprises where his feelings toward his team & players was concerned. if anything, the recently retired Mike Mussina had more to say about the nature of the team & particular players (especially pitchers), which I found remarkable. although you should find this a quick read, I almost wish it had been penned entirely by Mr. Torre himself; Mr. Verducci--whose metaphors, similes, and other literary comparisons are (at best) high-school level--probably should stick to writing for Sports Illustrated.

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