NEW YORK, NY– This is it! The height of hypocrisy! I am officially calling Joe Torre out! In the interest of full disclosure, Joe Torre, when manager of the Mets during the dreadful 1979 season, ran a meager gauntlet of sad-sack NY Mets fans after a loss to the Phanatic’s Phillies and made believe he was going to sign autographs as he made a beeline for his car. Seriously, he raised his hands and mimed signing scorecards, jumped into his car and sped off. On that day a young Angry Ward was born. I felt I had to get that out in the open before trashing Torre once and for all.

Here is what Joe Torre said today regarding the steroids issue: “If as many players were doing as we guess [now], I hate to say it was a level playing field. But other teams didn’t win that still had players that did it. I know my club, in ’98, that seems to be the year that’s magnified at this point in time, I don’t think we had anybody hit 30 home runs.”

Read that once more. OK, good. In my opinion Joe Torre is the worst kind of liar. He’s a passive-aggressive liar. How many of his beloved Yankees have already been named in this scandal? And how can he continue to have the audacity to feign ignorance? Make no mistake my friends (even you Yankee Joe) Saint Joe Torre knew exactly what was going on and he, above all people, benefitted from the “steroids era.” How he can continue to sound surprised and make excuses is beyond human comprehension! “I don’t think we had anybody hit 30 home runs?” What a crock of crap! Believe me, he knew. He knew plenty.

Now before you play the “well, there were plenty of Mets doing it” card, I agree with you 100%. The difference is, Torre won and won big with these tainted players, which in itself is not all that bad. But the fact that he continues to deny it and talk about this issue as though he has some sort of conscience, is ridiculous. Go ahead Yankees fans, chime in and defend you boy, who is lying through his brown teeth. He should just shut his mouth already, but he can’t help it. After years of being lauded by people like Mike Francesa he really believes his own bull.

Just tell the truth already Joe or shut the f*** up. Stop coming up with statistical smoke screens. As John Sterling would call it: The Yankees Juiced… Theeeeee Yankeeees Juiced!

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Angry Ward, who has admirers at the New York Times, is the quintessential angry sports fan but for one exception... he's flat-out funny. And the angrier he gets, the more amusing his work becomes. Psychiatrists say, "Angry Ward's 'anger' is a direct result of "Bronx/Mets syndrome: growing up in the Bronx as a Mets fan." As if that weren't enough, his Minnesota North Stars abandoned him for Dallas, forcing him to embrace The Wild the way Nancy Pelosi embraces Mitch McConnell at charity events. And while his Vikings only tease him with success, his Golden State Warriors actually win these days. A-Dubya is MTM's longest-tenured indentured servant, its Larry David and quite simply, "The Franchise." (Junoir Blaber disputes this). Vent, curse and giggle with him on Angry Ward Wednesdays.