LADY AT THE BAT: A Few Words About The Jorge Posada Mess

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Few Words About The Jorge Posada Mess

Until last night, I never thought Yankees-Red Sox could take a back seat to anything.  That all changed after the Jorge Posada mess started to unfold before the game. Posada's demotion to 9th in the batting order, his subsequent scratch from the lineup and GM Brian Cashman's statement that Posada was not injured had me and more than a few other Yankee fans wishing the game would hurry up and end so that we could all get to the bottom of this.

The bottom wasn't pretty, it turns out. We found out that not only is Jorge Posada not a team player, but that he is also a liar. He selfishly refused to play when demoted to the 9th spot even after Cashman spent an hour with him and his agent trying to convince him to do otherwise. Then, in an attempt to save face, he made up a story about having back stiffness.

I realize that Jorge Posada is going through a tough time right now. He's trying to adjust to the DH spot and trying to come to terms with the fact that his career is coming to an end. But what he pulled last night is downright shameful. He was wrong and he needs to admit it. He also needs to apologize to everyone involved, accept the demotion and move on.

Update, 5/16/11: Posada apologized before yesterday's game and all is forgiven. The only way it will be forgotten, however, is if he starts hitting.


Felix in NJ said...

Good to see Jeter got a dressing down from Hal Steinbrenner, Randy Levine, and Brian Cashman today after he said that Posada shouldn't apologize Sunday. This mindset is unacceptable for the T-E_A-M.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Jeter has historically played favorites with his teammates, supporting the ones he likes (Posada, Giambi) and snubbing the ones he doesn't like (A-Rod). That's not the definition of a captain.