… maybe the Yankees would consider bringing in this guy?
Joachim de Posada is a relative of Jorge’s, and apparently he’s quite the motivational speaker. In one of his more recent sessions with a pro team, Joachim reportedly addressed the (unbelievably bad) New Jersey Nets before a game against the 76ers. At one point, while explaining how success is tied to mind over matter, Joachim stuck himself in the face with a needle to demonstrate the power of a person’s will.
Of course, mind-over-matter only takes you so far. The Nets still lost that night (as they’ve done almost every game this year) and some of the players were (understandably) more weirded out by the experience than inspired.
Somehow, I don’t see Joe Girardi turning to Joachim for help firing up the Yankees later this summer.