Jan
24

The Jorge Posada Retirement Press Conference Liveblog

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After 17 glorious seasons with the Yankees, Jorge Posada will officially announce his retirement from baseball today at 11am ET at Yankee Stadium. He spent his entire career in pinstripes and retires as a .273/.374/.474 career hitter with 275 homers and five World Series rings (though all he did in 1996 was tag along for the ride). Posada has a prominent place in Yankees history and his career 44.9 bWAR is tenth most in baseball history among players who spent at least 75% of their career games behind the plate. He’s not a lock for the Hall of Fame, but Jorge has a very good case and figures to spend several years on the ballot.

The press conference will air live on the YES Network, Yankees.com, and MLB.com LIVE. I’ll cover the entire thing from start to finish here.

Categories : Players

8 Comments»

  1. Thinking man says:

    Thank you Jorge for your passion and heart. You were and will always be one of my favorite athletes. Also, thank you for bringing your beautiful wife Laura to the press conference. WOW!

    • Improvident Lackwit says:

      My one Posada moment, I think it was 2007, I went to the Miguel Cotto fight at MSG after going to the Yankee game that afternoon, I had seats in the lower section and I went to the concessions to get another beer, I see this super hot woman walking past me holding hands with a guy but I didn’t notice the guy until they just passed me by. I only noticed the guy’s ears and then realized I was 2 feet away from Jorge Posada.

  2. Pat D says:

    I’ve alluded to it many times before when talking about Jorge this year, but now I’ll say the whole thing:

    (words by George Harrison)
    Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
    A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
    Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away

    Sunset doesn’t last all evening
    A mind can blow those clouds away
    After all this, my love is up and must be leaving
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away

    All things must pass
    None of life’s strings can last

    So, I must be on my way
    And face another day
    Now the darkness only stays the night-time
    In the morning it will fade away
    Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away
    All things must pass
    All things must pass away

  3. Bronx Ralphie says:

    Did anybody notice how Posada snubbed Girardi? Two examples are:

    1) in the beginning of the press conference when he thanked everyone (including Joe Torre for being a father figure). He never mentioned Girardi.

    2) a reporter asked him a question in Spanish about how he improved working with Pena and Girardi. He only said that Pena helped him with getting low and blocking balls in the dirt.

    He must be really upset about the whole DH and batting 9th issues from last year.

  4. Rainbow Connection says:

    It was a classy affair, except for his wife’s nipples hanging out.

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