My first quote is about the 1996 season. Torre is talking about what George Steinbrenner's mentality was like on an everyday basis.
"I was so excited to be managing a club that had a chance to win that whatever he dealt out to me, I was in a great frame of mind with it," Torre said. "We'd be winning games and he'd be semi-embarrassed because we'd win on a squeeze bunt or a base hit. He wanted to mutilate people." - Page 14
This book shares a lot of inside information like this that really fascinates me. I love hearing about the specifics of what really went on in the clubhouse.
Just before this quote, the book enlightened me of how good the Yankees bullpen was in '96. "They were 70-3 when they led after six innings." 70-3..........? That's absurd. Mariano Rivera six, John Wetteland three - every time.