The Rumble, July 22, 2007
Torre is color-blind
Joe Torre remains mum about Gary Sheffield's accusations that the Yankees
manager treats white players differently than black players, those close to him
are still peeved. Marketing guru and chairman of Torre's charity golf outing,
Tim O'Neill, called Sheffield out over his
comments. "My family has known Joe since he was in high school," said
O'Neill, whose father taught at St. Francis Prep when Torre was a student.
"Joe Torre is by far the most color-blind guy I've ever met. I can
distinctly remember when Joe was looking at golf clubs in the area to join. His
number one concern was that the club accepted members based on character, not
color or religious preference. Sheffield's latest misguided
comments can be thrown on the scrap heap with his other lies." Torre eventually
joined Trump National in Briarcliff Manor.