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Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:34 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Former Yankees batboy Luis Castillo was the last of the team's batboys to not have to sign a confidentiality agreement, so he's spilling the beans in a new memoir, Clubhouse Confidential.

The New York Post has some of the highlights from the book:

Alex Rodriguez was "high-maintenance": "A-Rod irritated the other players because he was so high-maintenance. He required his personal assistant to position his toothbrush on a certain part of the sink, specifically the edge near the right-hand cold water tap, leaning with bristles up over the basin. The first time he ordered me to do this, I couldn't believe my ears when he said, 'And put some toothpaste on it.'"

A-Rod brags about his homers: "A-Rod was different in another, childish way that made players laugh behind his back. When you watch games at home you sometimes see players come into the dugout after they hit a home run. If you've ever wondered what they're saying, it's usually things like 'Way to go!' or 'Good job!' Not A-Rod. After he hits a home run, he comes into the dugout and brags about it. Usually he's speaking Spanish to one of the other Latino players, and if he hit a home run he wouldn't shut up. 'Wow, did you see I hit a home run?' he'd say. 'That pitcher threw me a ball right over the plate and I smashed it over the fence. Did you ever see anything like that before?'"

Jeter had a mildly profane greeting for all the clubbies: "But this greeting wasn't meant to annoy anyone; on the contrary, it was intended to be a funny way to start our workday together. There's no question in my mind that Jeter's easygoing personality traits -- the way he joked, teased and bonded with players -- were something extra, almost in contrast to the aggressive fielding that fans had come to expect."

Hideki Matsui had a rather different rally cry before Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS loss to the Red Sox: "at the end of the meeting it was traditional for Joe Torre to ask Jorge Posada what we were going to do. He would reply, "Grind it!" This time -- I guess to make Hideki Matsui feel more part of the team -- Torre turned to him at the end of the meeting. 'What are we going to do?' Hideki paused for just a second before replying. 'Kick ass. Pop champagne. And get some ho's.'

Castillo also has more on how Jeter picked up women, a then-married A-Rod had several ladies on the side and Joe Torre's penchant for the ponies.

The code of baseball frowns upon airing dirty laundry in public, but if you can get one-on-one with a clubhouse attendant -- or clubbie in baseball parlance -- you'll hear some of the best stories about baseball you'll ever hope to hear. Castillo will never work in baseball again, but I'm sure he'll get some cash out of his book, which comes out Aug. 16. I've got to admit, I'm looking forward to it and will certainly read it, even though it's not exactly a revelation that Jeter's good with the ladies, A-Rod's kind of a jerk and Matsui is amusing.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:44 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:52 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

Great, may well what I started integrating designed for! Brief article really set aside myself lots of spending right across

Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 9:29 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

Give me a break this crap happens in every locker room.  If people want to believe that there favorite team of player is above this nonsense then they are just as stupid as this person writing the book.  Wake up this kind of behavior should not surprise anyone.  Root for your team and favorite player for how they play the game not for how they live their life.

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 9:15 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

I wouldn't doubt any of this ! Pampered overpaid athletes and entertainers are a pain ! I recall reading about one of Hollyweird's A list actors demanding a certain color of M & M's be on set before shooting scenes ! This kind of crap is appaling ! A Rod has always appeared to be full of himself which is why he isn't idolized as much as he could be ! People like to see a bit of humbleness and guys like A Rod seem to forget how blessed they are !

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:45 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

I'd love the opportunity to stink palm A-Roid....

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:52 pm

My new hero

Hideki Matsui. Finally, a leader I can admire.

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:45 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

Never have i wished that the yankees won that game 7 more than after i read what hideki said..
Lol yea, I hope he still got some hoes.

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:33 pm

No such thing as a Yankee "tell-all-book"!

This is sure to earn a few $$$ for the "Last Trusting Batboy" at Yankee stadium.  But are all the revelations so surprising . . does anyone see A-Rod or Jeter or Torre as untouchable 'first class inspiring citizens'?  And which 'system' would not be on the lookout for the arrival of Big George?  Matsui is probably the most honest of them all . . and most likely taken astray by others in 'learning the ropes'. 
   If the excerpts are the 'juiciest', then it would not be worth the purchase price . . however, there are enough Yankee lovers . . and haters . . to probably make the "Last Batboy" decent bucks.

Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:12 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

i cant imagine the yanks do anything in the clubhouse except try to figure out who to toss off on with the exception of jeter a true class act

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:53 pm

Ex-Yankees batboy writes tell-all book

Never have i wished that the yankees won that game 7 more than after i read what hideki said...

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