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Joe Torre saw a 'coldness' in Randy Levine's dealings

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Other than Brian Cashman, Joe Torre mostly is vague in his new book about specifically addressing his perceived front office enemies in the post-Boss era.

But one of the usual suspects, team president Randy Levine, does get his turn on Pages 203 and 204.

Torre tells of interrupting Levine with a profanity in 2003, telling him to shut the ---- up."

That might have been the beginning of the end.

"I found out Randy had been trying to find a way to get rid of me from that moment on," he says. "Understood."

Later, Tom Verducci suggests that while Torre honored personal trust above all, Levine was a savvy political shark.

"Too often Torre cringed at the quickness and coldness with which the Yankees on Levine's watch could turn against one of their own," he writes.

My formal review in the Wednesday paper will recommend that you read the book for yourself, at which point it's up to you how to proceed.

Photo credit: AP shot this, but then, that's its job.

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