No catcher has caught Roger Clemens more than Jorge Posada – 155 games. Posada today said he believes Clemens when he says he didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs.
“I’m supportive,” Posada said. “He says he never took it and I’m behind him 100 percent. Rocket is one of my favorite teammates ever. It doesn’t take anything away from what he did. For me, he’s the best pitcher I ever caught and it doesn’t change that.”
Posada on Joe Girardi: “Joe Torre was the probably the best for us. Joe Torre for me was a father figure and we’re going to miss him dearly. He’s a great man. But Joe Girardi brings a little different (style). He’s a hands-on guy. He’s going to be a little more critical. He’s going to be a little tougher on us than we’ve had in the past.”
Posada also said there were days this winter when he thought he would be playing for the Mets. “The Mets were really, really involved,” he said.
Audio on the way.
UPDATE, 10:52 p.m.: Here’s the audio: