Hip Hip, Jorge!

Midterm exams are over! Yay! This past week was…..not fun. The only good thing that came out of it was that now we are closer to Yankees baseball. Only 65 more days until Opening Day. I can’t wait! It’s been awhile since my last post. This one is for Cat who said she has been checking here everyday, waiting for something new. Sorry Cat….blame my school!

Midterm exams (especially calculus) have made me pretty cranky. The Yankee I miss most right now is the crankiest of the Yankees. I miss Jorge Posada.

Jorge Posada

Jorge Posada

Jorge Posada has been a Yankee for as long as I can remember. As of right now, Jorge is a career .277 hitter. From behind the plate, that’s pretty impressive. He was always one of my favorites back in the day around 1998. And now, he’s one of the Core 4; the 4 players who were part of that magical team. I’m positive that Jorge will end his remarkable career with these Yankees.   

Let me just say this so everyone knows for sure: I love Jorge Posada. Sometimes I pick on him and all that, but I still love him. I just love Francisco Cervelli, too. And besides, sometimes Jorge needs to be yelled at. He himself has quite the temper. Jorge has gotten into quite a few brawls in his MLB career. He has one special rivalry that I’m sure we all are aware of…

 

Eeew it’s Pedro…I can understand why he hates this sleazy bum…

The Posada-Pedro animosity thing is classic. I admired Jorge for standing up to Pedro. (the little coward….pushing down a cute old man like Don Zimmer? Jorge should’ve ripped his lungs out.)

I had the privilege of watching the 2009 World Series (which, by the way, my babies won) and getting to see Jorge and Pedro face off as enemies again. This is an image I really enjoy:

I love this…Pedro, right there, watching the Yankees score, and having Posada, right there, rubbing it in. Aw, Pedro….are you gonna cry? STILL YOUR DADDY! 

Alright this is the “I Miss Jorge” post, not the “I Hate Pedro” one…I should do that sometime! Anyways, back to Posada. Here is a montage of Jorge at his crankiest:

Uh-oh…

Catcher Victor Martinez #41 of the Boston Red Sox is run into by Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees as he is tagged out at the plate trying to score on a hit by Nick Swisher in the second inning on August 6, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Taking out a Red Sock….

Lol…he looks a little annoyed.

This year against the Blue Jays on September 15th, Jorge was at his absolute crankiest. He was thrown behind, and he completely lost it…

Posada has words with Barajas before the brawl. (CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW COMPLETE GALLERY)

Jorge’s temper is actually a reason why I like him so much. Jorge doesn’t take bull from anyone. He is always there, ready to defend himself or his Yankee teammates. Jorge will always be remembered amongst Yankee fans. Aside from being a classic Yankee, Jorge also made history. He was the first player to hit a home run in the breathtakingly-beautiful new Yankee Stadium.

Jorge, you do have your moments, but you are a great Yankee.

 Enjoy the rest of your offseason. You start your season on February 17th!

13 Comments

Congrats on getting your midterms out of the way! Yay is right. I love Jorge too. He’s fiery and doesn’t mind letting people know how he feels. And he’s a Hall of Fame catcher in my opinion. I hope he has another great season in 2010.

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I have something called school as well and I miss baseball so much. So much. The last picture of Jorge Posada looks GREAT!
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Nice entry. Thanks for dedicating it to me!!
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What are your plans this weekend now that midterms are out of the way??
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Wow sounds like a great guy! Even if he does have a temper :)
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Good job Miss Virginia!!
Jorge was always one of my guys. He’ll never get enough credit for being their backbone, in a literal sense! He often does what needs to be done, regardless if it’s the Yankee way, and whether anyone wants to admit, what most of his teammates over the last 8 years never seemed willing to do, which is stick his neck out for his team mates. He always had their back! He’ll never get the true respect he deserves being in the shadow of Jete, ARod..etc. He is often critisized but he’s like Yogi in the sense his manager doesn’t like playing without him. Like Casey Stengel said, “I never play a game without my Guy.” The Yanks are gonna need their Guy, Again!
Good Post! Good Luck the rest of the year.
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ugh aren’t finals (or midterm exams) a pain? I just finished mine too and now it’s supposed to be a “relaxing weekend” but guess what I’m very sick and can’t do anything fun! Thanks school! >.

Ooh picures of Jorge beating people up! Well at least you have a fighter. Now since John lackey went to the Red Sox (can you imagine Lackey AND Beckett?! My gosh i wouldn’t mess with the Red Sox from now on!) we don’t have a guy that looks intimidating enough to beat the crud out of guys. LOL Not that it matters :)

why don’t you check out my blog one time? I’ll be sure to come back and read more of yours :)

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LOL I just made a post about it. It’s still on my blogspot…I’ll move it over into this BloggerHood after I eat. thanks for the inspiration!
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.blogspot.com/2010/01/jorge-posadathe-jack-morris-of-catchers.html

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Virginia,
There is just something about catchers that I adore! but they do have a hard job. I used to catch in high school(many moons ago) but after getting hit by a foul pitch, I gave it up. In college the class that I had a hard time with was Calculus. The day that I passed that class was a great day for me!
Emma
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I saw a TV show about Jorge and his son’s illness last year…brought me to tears. He is a great player, but more importantly, a great man. :O)

Jenn
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Are you getting more excited about ST???
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Although I’m a Cubs fan, I can really appreciate your devotion to the Yankees cause I’m the same way towards the Cubs at a similar age.
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Some say it is Derek Jeter that the Yankees can not do without as a team, that he is the glue that holds it all together.
Well, I think he is one of the two binders needed to bond this franchise….the other is Jorge Posada.
For the Yankees their catchers’ have alwasy been the guys who pull this team together, Yogi, Thurman, and Posada.
His grit and determination are known throughout baseball, and the Yankees have a hole when he is not in the line-up.
No disrepsect intended to his back-up or replacement if an injury takes him down for a spell, but they are no Jorge.
I think it is a moral imperative that the Yankees try and sign him quickly and with a respectful amount as soon as humanly possible.

Like Jeter, Posada should be able to play the rest of his days as a Yankee, and lead by example, just as he has done for so long.

Rays Renegade

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