Saturday, August 22, 2015

My Thoughts on the Career of Jorge Posada

The New York Yankees are set to honor one of their own in Jorge Posada here in a couple of hours at Yankee Stadium. I have been thinking of this post for a few days now and I am finding it somewhat difficult to put into words my thoughts on the career of Jorge Posada. This is odd for me, it's odd for me to be at a loss of words like this. I have such respect for Jorge and I admire him, his wife and his family so much I struggle to put it into words enough to get my point across so bear with me as I try.

Some thought of Posada as a jerk and an a-hole but the rest of us just knew that Jorge was a fiery guy that wanted to win every single game. Some think of Posada as a cry baby or as immature when he didn't want to be a full-time DH or didn't want to hit lower in the lineup but the rest of us know that Posada loved this game more than anything that wasn't his family. The rest of us knew that the hardest thing in the world has to be when you come to the realization that you're not a 25 year old kid anymore and you can't do the things you used to or the things you love to do. Some of us condemned him for his behavior but some of us are living in glass houses and know better than to throw the first stone.

Jorge was a Yankee and will always be a Yankee. He was the anti-Derek Jeter who never seemed to get flustered or emotional and that's okay. Posada has Yankee blue blood running through his veins and we always take care of our own, that continues this afternoon with his #20 jersey being retired and Jorge Posada Day. Congratulations goes out to Jorge, his lovely wife Laura, his children and especially the Yankees organization and his fans. Today is going to be a good day.

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