No, it wasn't Joe Torre coming to my house to beat me to a pulp for using a most unflattering picture of him. Is there a flattering picture of him?
Just know, Joe, I'm from Milwaukee from way back (ah, the Milwaukee Braves). You've always been one of my favorite baseball guys, even when you were in Yankee pinstripes. I just didn't tell anyone then.
And, having a face that would make a good ventriloquist dummy is a good thing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
***I look forward to one day writing, "My apologies to my regular readerS..." A guy has to have a dream.