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Drink up, it’s for charity

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 13, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

jorge_hires2.jpgJorge Posada and Bobby Abreu have lent their names to some wines that will be for sale in the-state area.

Posada will donate his share of the proceeds to the Jorge Posada Foundation. Abreu’s wine will benefit the Police Athletic League.

Jorge Cabernet and Abreu’s Finest will be $13 a bottle starting in mid-May. These Napa Valley wines come from Clos LaChance Winery & Estate Vineyard located in San Martin, CA.





51 Responses to “Drink up, it’s for charity”

  1. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 13th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I’ll be purchasing a bottle of each!

  2. Overhead Angle of the Shelley Slide and Brawl March 13th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I’ll be DRINKING a bottle of each.

  3. Joe from Long Island March 13th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Heck, if they taste halfway decent, I’ll buy a case for my “wine cellar”. Besides, one of my good friends is a Mets fan (we have some good times), and I’d love to give him a bottle of Jorge’s finest.

  4. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 13th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Hopefully Bottle King will have them.

  5. ET90210 March 13th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    That is amazing! Definitely gonna buy some.

    Btw, did you guys see Buchholz’s new girl? Wow.

  6. Joe from Long Island March 13th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    To talk more about baseball and less about “testosterone-poisoning” (according to my wife) and fine wine…Read the piece in Bronx Liason about Ian Kennedy. You know, being compared to the likes of Mike Mussina or Greg Maddux is pretty good. Don’t write IPK off as a “mere 5th starter”. He might turn out to be as good as anyone.

  7. Lori March 13th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I’d gladly take a case – if they are any good. Wonder if they’ll be generally available or only at selected locations.

  8. jk March 13th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    A bottle of wine for the same price as a Stadium beer sounds good to me.

  9. Yanksgal07 March 13th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Hey Pete…

    Any word on Stump Merrill ??? From the pic I saw he wasn’t looking too good on that stretcher. Here’s hoping he’s ok …

    Go Yankees 2008 !!!

  10. IronCaballo4 March 13th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Will the Posada one be a yellowish hue?

  11. Clay Bellinger March 13th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Does anyone know why Long and Meachem were ejected yesterday?

  12. Sara March 13th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    wine and the Yankees…two of my favorite things!

  13. mel March 13th, 2008 at 11:13 am


    Thanks for the link. Her face is, uh, nice. But something’s wrong when the girl weighs more than the guy.

    And what about her “proclivities”? Spanking? Yikes. And the creepy part? The dad.

    btw, do you live in Beverly Hills?

  14. YankeeDudel March 13th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    What? No Chardonnay-Rod?

  15. John in Ohio March 13th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    “What? No Chardonnay-Rod?”

    Very clever YD

    Mickey, Whitey and Billy wines would have been appropriate. No?

  16. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 13th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    or how about a little Cabernet Chienmingwang

  17. JeterMack Clutch March 13th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Nice, dudel

  18. YankeeDudel March 13th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I guess now it will be “Hic Hic Jorge!”

  19. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 13th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    some how this will blow up in their faces when some irresponsible moron gets behind the wheel after polishing off a few bottles of Jorges wine and crashes.

  20. eric March 13th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    it’s not Jorge’s fault people are idiots. i’m going to guzzle this stuff.

  21. raymagnetic â„¢ March 13th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Now this is what I call ESPN’s Red Sox bias. Former Cy Young winner?

  22. Bronx Liaison March 13th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Posada Pinot sounds better..

    Or Cabernet de Cano

  23. Lori March 13th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Raymagnetic – You are so picky! “Former Cy Young Runner-Up” just wouldn’t have fit in the headlines. ;)

  24. Robert O'Kelly March 13th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Raymagnetic – I generally try to avoid the “ESPN bias” claims, but that’s pretty bad! Also, did anyone see the SportsCenter segment on the NYY-TB game yesterday? The anchor (Van Pelt, I think, who’s usually good) actually said Phillips “drilled” Longoria. He even emphasized “drilled” as the replay showed the pitch grazing his uniform, and Posada (think he was catching at the time) caugh the ball!! There wasn’t even a deflection, yet he was drilled? Come on. (Having said that, the whole thing is stupid. Would have been better if he actually did drill him, Shelley didn’t go overboard, and the whole thing went away).

  25. YankeeDudel March 13th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Oh, and isn’t it Mussina who does all the wining?

  26. saucY March 13th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    i knew i should have waited and passed on the bottle of “manny being merlot” last season :roll:

  27. S.o.S.27 March 13th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Gumby vs. Duncanator
    Id like to say that the play yesterday was blown overboard. Duncan did slide high, but he didnt even point his cleets directly at Iwamora. Also by his expression on his face when Gumby tried to tackle him, i tend to think that he didnt deliberately try to hurt him.

    Now that we’re getting old school on teams. Maybe we can throw one in the ear of Manny. When he sits their addoring his homerun this year. Why do pitchers allow themselves to be shown up is beyond me. Heres to playing the game the right way.

  28. Ranting Guy March 13th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Cabernet Cheinminwang
    Hic Hic Jorge
    … all good ones

    Was there ever a Billy Beane wine spritzer out in California?

  29. Yazman March 13th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome, I’m in.

  30. Yazman March 13th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Question: if Butler comes in for Crystal, will that be the biggest single-move team speed improvement in MLB history? This is important.

  31. saucY March 13th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    list of other baseball wine names:
    Boston Red Sox ’07
    Manny Ramirez presents Manny Being Merlot — The CHARLEE Program
    Curt Schilling presents Schilling Schardonnay — Curt’s Pitch for ALS
    Tim Wakefield presents CaberKnuckle — Pitching In For Kids
    Boston Red Sox ’08
    David Ortiz presents Vintage Papi — The David Ortiz Children’s Foundation
    Jason Varitek presents Captain’s Cabernet — Pitching In For Kids
    Kevin Youkilis presents SauvignYoouuk Blanc — Hits for Kids
    Atlanta Braves ’08
    Chipper Jones presents Chipper Chardonnay — The Miracle League
    Tom Glavine presents Cabernet Glavingnon — CURE Childhood Cancer
    Brian McCann presents McCann Merlot — The Rally Foundation
    Cincinnati Reds ’08
    Ken Griffey, Jr. presents Junior Cabernet — The Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation
    Barry Larkin presents B-Lark Merlot — Champions Sports Foundation
    Homer Bailey presents Homer Chardonnay — Outdoors Without Limits
    New York Yankees ’08
    Jorge Posada presents Jorge Cabernet — The Jorge Posada Foundation
    Bobby Abreu presents Abreu’s Finest — Police Athletic League (PAL) of NYC
    New York Mets ’08
    Jose Reyes presents CaberReyes — MLB Player’s Trust
    Johan Santana presents Santana’s Select — The Johan Santana Foundation
    Brian Schneider presents Schneider Schardonnay — The Catching for Kids Foundation
    500 Home Run Club
    Ernie Banks presents Ernie Banks 512 Chardonnay — Live Above & Beyond Foundation
    Mike Schmidt presents Mike Schmidt 548 Zinfandel — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Eddie Murray presents Eddie Murray 504 Cabernet — The Baltimore Community Foundation
    Baltimore Orioles Legend
    Brooks Robinson presents Brooks Robinson Chardonnay — The Baltimore Community Foundation

  32. Rishi March 13th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    From Buster Olney’s blog today:

    Shelley Duncan spiked Akinori Iwamura, in what appeared to be a clear case of retaliation, in the week after a Yankees prospect had his wrist broken when a Rays’ youngster tried to run him over. It’s a classic example of how you can understand why folks on all sides of the action have done what they’ve done. Rays manager Joe Maddon has a young team that is trying to establish itself, and he must love the aggressive play, and isn’t about to publicly tamp that down. On the other hand, you can understand why the Yankees would be upset that one of their players was needlessly injured in an exhibition game, in a clear violation of spring-training etiquette. Duncan answered, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi seemed on board with the action, and from what I hear, some veteran Yankees were impressed that he was willing to go to the wall for a minor league player — and got a sense of how much he has their backs. And the Rays’ players probably like how Maddon backed them, as well.

    Maddon called Duncan’s slide “borderline criminal,” writes Joe Smith. Jonny Gomes say he nearly went gangster on Duncan. The Rays were showing some fight, writes Joe Henderson.

    You can argue against one side or the other, but there is one point that is inarguable: This isn’t over. There will be other incidents throughout the summer between these two teams.

  33. mel March 13th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    OK, getting really stupid here, but how’s these:

    Piña Canoda

    Bloody Duncan

    Chi Chi Wang

    Kevin Long Island Iced Tea

  34. ET90210 March 13th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    No Mel, I’m just a big fan of the re-runs! ;)

  35. Andrea - anti-anti March 13th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Haha, I thought of Chardonnay-Rod before I read that. That’s funny. Great minds, as they say.

  36. SJ44 March 13th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Buster’s take is pretty much how I feel about the incident.

    I have no doubt there are guys in that locker room who liked what Duncan did yesterday.

    One thing though. Its hard for Gomes to go “gangster”, when you slow up before jumping Duncan from behind.

    “Gangsters” don’t slow up. Just a little tip Johnny.

  37. Rishi March 13th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    that must be what the “nearly” is all about… doesn’t seem like he was ready/capable of going all the way with it

  38. The GIDP Machine March 13th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Wondering what kind of rookie hazing they have in store for Crystal today.

  39. mel March 13th, 2008 at 1:02 pm


    I used to love that show. Such good acting, lol.

    I wonder if Rebecca remembers it?

  40. Matt March 13th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    As one of your readers from Northern California I had to smile when I read that Bobby Abreu lent his name to a wine for charitable purposes… There is already a Napa wine called Abreu, which happens to be one of the most sought after and expensive wines (hundreds of dollars a bottle)in America. Put a half case of the original Abreu wine in a charitable auction and watch the sparks fly!

  41. S.o.S.27 March 13th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Gomez almost went Van gundy on Duncan. A. he had to get him from behind. B. he doesnt know how to wrap up. He might as well hung on his ankles it would have looked better.

    BTW. The play with Corvelli gets worse the more i see it. He was clearly away from the plate. Still the runner decided to go out of his way to collide with him. I know that players need impress the team coming from the minors. But Maddon looks more ganster right now than any player. All he had to do is say it was my fault that this happened. I have told my players to give 110% and it was unfortunate that he got hurt. My appologeez to the Yankees for the injury. Hope he makes a quick and full recovery. Our intent was and has never been to harm any player.THE END. Instead he went THE Hard A$$ route.

  42. Rishi March 13th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Coney got the “slow down” message – he’s doing much better today…

  43. The GIDP Machine March 13th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    So when is this Billy Crystal/ Biff Henderson Show suppose to start?

  44. Yanksrule57 March 13th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I actually have had Clos Lachance’s Cabernet and it’s quite good.

  45. Khoa March 13th, 2008 at 1:15 pm


  46. ET90210 March 13th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Mel… no, I just like to watch the re-runs! ;)

  47. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 13th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    mel I wonder if Rebecca was alive when it was on. :lol:

  48. ET90210 March 13th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Sorry for double-post, didn’t think it went through 1st time.

    Crystal is going yard.

  49. Jenna March 13th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Can’t wait to buy a bottle of each (and maybe one to drink) but definitely saving them. It’s a great collector’s item and goes to a good cause.

  50. Sean D. March 13th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    How about the Tino Pinot (Grigio)?

  51. Olatz May 19th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I had the pleasure to try the wines on Friday, May 16th. Not too shabby! Some may want the bottles for their collection others for consumption. Either way, it’s for a great cause.

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