View Full Version : Poor Jorge

08-09-2011, 13:12
I know I'm late on commenting about this, on here, at least, but here I go. I've been a Yankees fan for as long as I can remember, Jorge's had always been one of our dependable guys. A member of the elite Core Four, outstanding catcher and a fiery tempered spirit on the field. These were/are my reasons for adoring Posada the way I do. This is why Posada's current fate is so upsetting for this Yankees fan.

As we all know, age always becomes an issue in any athletes career. There's no avoiding father time, he's an unbiased jerkoff. Still, I can't help but wish something would click with Jorge and he'd just start hitting better just so he can finish this season decently. I have a feeling it will be his last.

I don't particularly enjoy watching one of my favorites sitting on the bench and frowning. I can only imagine what's going through his head. He's probably just as disappointed, if not more. People need to give him a break. If Posada is like me, which I kind of have a feeling he is, he's probably beating himself up for his lack of performance.

The Yankees really haven't done him wrong until this season, so I won't bash the organization too much. I highly disagreed with the way Girardi dropped Posada to 9th in the batting order. Yea, you can send a guy a signal that he needs to step up, but tell him before the game starts. Tell him in your office and discuss it as adults, friends even.

The Yankees are a team that likes to win. What team doesn't? I just think he deserves more than this. Deserves to leave with his head held high and call it a day the way he has earned to. I fear this will not happen and Jorge will once again be disappointed.

Still, here's hoping that Jorge gets to ride off into the sunset like the champ he is.

The Boss
08-09-2011, 13:25
Still, I can't help but wish something would click with Jorge and he'd just start hitting better just so he can finish this season decently

I get that, but maybe sitting him for awhile will add up to more hits down the line. Playing him everyday sure isnt helping him. Girardi could have talked to him before that whole thing months ago, but at this point that is pretty much forgotten and right now if Jorge cant hit the ball then Jorge cant play. It would be nice to see him in the line up, sure, but we have got to win ball games here

Jersey John
08-09-2011, 14:06
I know that Jorge needs to be off this team and retire after this year. I love the guy, but his time has come.

08-09-2011, 16:37
Jorge is definitly finished after this season, at least with the Yankees. He's producing little and the only time he's responded was when they benched him last time. It's a last ditch effort for his season and the Yankees owe him nothing. He's made a lot of money and had tons of success but in New York, when its your time, its your time. Enough said, every GREAT Yankee has gone through this what makes Jorge any more significant?

08-10-2011, 09:17
I think the Yankees are being fair. Jorge can't hit and they still gave him 110 games to get going. Not since Favre have I wanted someone to retire.

Jimmy from Brooklyn
08-10-2011, 11:59
When Chavez gets injured again Jorge will get his chance one more time. Like everybody is saying, I would be dissapointed if he signs with another team after this year. Go out as a Yankee!

Jersey John
08-11-2011, 20:20
I heard someone said Jorge told someone "They dont even let me take batting practice anymore", can that be possible?

08-13-2011, 19:11
Ah, the day has come. Jorge Posada back in the line-up in the DH spot, at least for today. At first, I was nervous and anxious to see what he'd do. I was praying that his time on the bench, stewing about what got him there, perhaps lit a fire in him...and thankfully, it seemed to have.
I don't want to say "I told you so" or "In yo face!" but...I knew this was still in him all along despite what many have said. You don't just pull Grand Slams out of your butthole region at random. I truly believe the trouble with Jorge is mental. He gets too in his own head instead of just going out there and playing.

I don't want to say "He's back" because I feel it's too early for that, but damn, I just think his comeback was like a fairytale. Like Jeter said when he hit 3k..."You couldn't have written a better script."

Time will tell if Jorge is truly back, but while we wait, I'm going to soak up every second of it. It couldn't have happened to a better guy. Maybe some time on the bench was just what the doctor ordered to get his head right.

And now, I will go back to annoying my friends by saying "Hip, hip Jorge" around the apartment some more. :D

That is all.

08-13-2011, 19:12
still got a little fire in him yet!

The Boss
08-13-2011, 19:31
yea Cynthia, I wish I could have been watching, But John Sterling had a great call and I was pretty happy for Jorge. I loved the fact the fans gave such an ovation!

08-13-2011, 19:35
The man deserved a day like that! :)

08-13-2011, 23:18
Georgie juiced one! Great day for Jorge

08-15-2011, 08:36
I agree with you 100% Jorge Posada has and is a GREAT Yankee... And to be treated in this mannor is unfair. Jorge was and still is a better catcher then Girardi ever was. JG is a weasel like Cashman and did not have the balls to face Jorge like a man. So I hope Jorge sticks it out and leaves the Yankees with his head heald high and with pride. Love you, Jorge Thank you for all the great years of Baseball....

08-15-2011, 09:15
Apparently he does not plan on leaving with his head held high, Boomer and Carton said something about him wanting to play for another team next year! Please don't do that Jorge, just go out a Yankee!

08-15-2011, 12:54
Eh, I heard that was just hearsay. I'm not worried.

08-15-2011, 12:55
Besides, Jorge loves playing in NY. I doubt he'd go anywhere else.