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Jorge Posada statement on Rivera announcement

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

From Jorge Posada…

“There is only one Mariano Rivera. There won’t be another person who will come along and do what he did. No one does it like him. It was an honor to catch him and play alongside him for as long as I did. He made my job as a catcher so much easier. Mariano is a special person and obviously a special player.

“I’m so happy he is going out on his terms. Now every time he steps into a ballpark this year, teams and fans can celebrate and appreciate what he has meant to this great game we play.”

 
 

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69 Responses to “Jorge Posada statement on Rivera announcement”

  1. mick March 9th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I want to thank the Lord and my Dad for making me a Yankee fan.
    Thanks, Mo..

  2. Yankee Trader March 9th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Mick

    Your namesake made me a Yankee fan! :)

  3. Tar March 9th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    “If the team can’t rally behind this guy this year, they never will. I think they do.”

    I agree.

    Funny but the other night I said all I have left in the tank (for this year) is to root for Mo.

  4. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Farewell Mo…I think I’ll be in denial all year.

    Not to change the subject dramatically but David Price has been going off all morning about the WBC:

    @DAVIDprice14

    Im on a blocking spree this morning!!! I really enjoy doing it…continue talking trash about WBC and not playing and you’ll get blocked too

    @DAVIDprice14

    lol compare the olympics to wbc RT @Redsox_Frank: @DAVIDprice14 But I mean If Lebron can sacrifice 1 summer every 4 years to bring us Gold

    @DAVIDprice14

    AMEN!!!! RT @MHackneyTN: @DAVIDprice14 World Series >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WBC.

    @DAVIDprice14

    Thank you RT @ligerfan68: @DAVIDprice14 @redsox_frank comparing WBC to Olympics is like comparing spring training to the World Series!

    @DAVIDprice14

    You said it not me RT @mikev1975: @DAVIDprice14 @redsox_frank .. WBC is a made up tournament to make money.

    @DAVIDprice14

    No im saying its not the olympics and at a terrible time for pitchers RT @MarioAreinamo: @DAVIDprice14 so you’re saying WBC is not worth it?

    @DAVIDprice14

    My arm is NOT ready to compete in the WBC and that’s the end of it…I haven’t even started throwing curveballs yet and it’s the same track

    @DAVIDprice14

    I was on last year…I use spring training to get ready for the season for the #rays

    @DAVIDprice14

    And I have represented our great country not ONCE but TWICE already and would love to do it again but right now is not the time

  5. Yankee Trader March 9th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Verducci-

    Some players wouldn’t even go to bat against Mo, with their favorite bats for fear they would turn into splinters. :)

  6. mick March 9th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    If there ever could be a storybook finish to a season and career, this would be the year.

  7. mick March 9th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Mo is not el stupido.
    He wants to go out a winner and knows the future here is tenuous.

  8. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Hal should step with what he can offer to make sure Mo goes out w. another ring.

    Some things transcend money.

    This would be one of them.

    ;)

  9. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    ………………………………….thou hast been
    As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing,
    A man that fortune’s buffets and rewards
    Hast ta’en with equal thanks; and bless’d are those
    Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled
    That they are not a pipe for fortune’s finger
    To sound what stop she please. Give me that man
    That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him
    In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart,
    As I do thee.

  10. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    JAP-

    Nice.

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases….”

    :)

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    They need to go out and get the players to make Mo’s exit a worthy one.

    If not, I’m glad I was there to witness this:

    nighthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LspqFil_s84

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 9th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I won’t trick myself into thinking I’m totally okay with this because I know that can come back to bite you. But I know I’ll adjust to it the best I can, because really, what’s the alternative?

    We have been blessed as no other fans to be able to call him “ours”. I am so grateful that he will remain in the Yankee organization. I guess knowing he is really fine about retiring makes me feel that much better about it.

  13. Against All Odds March 9th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Trish tell the truth when Mo said thanks for the two yr extension apart of you thought oh crap he’s staying. My lil cousin thought so

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases….”
    ///

    Indeed, MTU. But Mariano will have to forgive me, and I will forgive myself, for feeling sadness.

  15. joeman March 9th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    looks like the only way Hal gets on a spending spree if if the take a huge hit at the gate… & with this team it’s possible

  16. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    JAP-

    I understand. Seeing greatness and virtue pass from the scene has to cause some of that.

    But we can all take comfort in knowing his great presence will continue to be in evidence in Yankeeland helping to build the next generation of greats.

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 9th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    J Al – so perfect.

    Here’s another I believe personifies Mo – if you can indeed embody something so rarefied with mere words. One of my dad’s favorite poems:

    IF

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    There is no question that Mariano Rivera and all he represents has set the bar higher than most people can reach. An extraordinary being.

  18. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    When I go to the big Stadium in the sky I’ll be able to see Mo again.

    Everyone gets front row seats.

    :)

  19. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Good morning, all

    I had to step by in order to make public my standing ovation to Mo. The best closer of all time, and a better person. He’s in another universe, but was kind enough to come and make us enjoy and smile all this time

  20. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Mo is with us forever, no doubt, Gwen. Hey Joe, how is my favourite witchita lineman doing? Loved that Robbie Williams video BTW, even if it was a bit over the topps :) Can we play la Police, ” Invisible Sun ” ?

  21. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Jmv, where have u been!!!!? Can’t wait to see Gilles Villeneuve vs Ayrton Senna :)

  22. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Hi, jmills! Maybe Senna vs Gilles will be the previous show to all those games in the sky MTU plans to go to watch Mo!

    Well, I’ve been busy… and now kind of depressed

  23. Yankee Trader March 9th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    JAP-
    Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    Trisha-

    Rudyard Kipling

  24. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Jmv, as they say in the Partridge Family, ” ‘cum on get happy. “

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I understand. Seeing greatness and virtue pass from the scene has to cause some of that.

    But we can all take comfort in knowing his great presence will continue to be in evidence in Yankeeland helping to build the next generation of greats.
    ///

    Wouldn’t it be just brilliant if somehow, The Core Four could become the next ownership/FO team? Mariano, I think, would choose to remain in the trenches, helping our youngsters, which would mean they were in the best of hands.

    Jorge-Jete – or some configuration – buy the team and restore the dignity of the Yankees that has been compromised the last little while.

    If none of that occurs, there’s always OTD.
    ///

    Trisha, nice poem. :)

    They may call Felix “The King” but we have the true King.

    The King of Kings.
    ///

    jmv!

    Good to see you. He does hail from a finer atmosphere and yes, it was good of him to lower his vibration to share with us his teachings, because when you see a being like that, it gives you something to strive for.

    I am onto work, but yes, we’ve been blessed with Mariano Rivera, The Presence.

    Good day, all.

  26. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Hi, Shame!

    About your “off topic”… There is a similiar situation in world soccer… Club teams don’t want their players at international tournaments with their countries, because of the injury risk. They say players are his “property”. And the players many times choose not to go, because they are trying to protect their “economy”. So, it seems money is ruling, right?

    Anyway, regardless of money and injury risk, I think WBC should be given more respect. Maybe involve players and teams, so they coud find a better fit regarding the schedule

  27. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Alfred, get onto thine work,….I’ve got a blessed day off, and I intend upon doing it right, even if u don’t like Ayn Rand :)

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Trader,

    I thought of “his life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him, that Nature might stand up and say, to all the world, ‘This was a Man!’”

    but Rivera is only leaving the game, not the earth.

    :)

    Have a good one.

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock March 9th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    jmills, I said Fountainhead was a good read, but no, I don’t care for Rand’s politics :) .

    Still friends, though, yes? :)

    Good day indeed!

  30. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Hi, JAP! Nice choice of words, as usual, LOL.

    Trisha, nice poem! How’ve you been?

    MTU, hope you are OK. Did respond your e-mail a couple of days ago, sorry for the late response… As I said, things have been uneasy these days around here

  31. BronxBorn March 9th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Trisha- The poem you are quoting was written by Rudyard Kipling:

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if/

  32. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Gloves off, either we want to play out this WBC thing or we don’t.

  33. pat March 9th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Price proving facial hair isn’t the only reason he shouldn’t be in NY. The NY media and fans aren’t as easy to block as tweeters.

  34. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Don’t worry, Alfred, you’ll be kicking me around for a long time mon ami! :) , maybe we can bore ourselves over Sartre or something.

  35. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    jmv-

    Yes. Things are stable right now.

    Sorry things have not gone as we hoped so far.

    I’ll e-mail you.

    Be careful down there.

  36. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    “jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:24 am
    Gloves off, either we want to play out this WBC thing or we don’t.”

    That would be the first thing to state. Seems no one was asked

  37. BronxBorn March 9th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    MTU,

    The photos are magnificent!!!

  38. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Mo is one of the more unique athletes I’ve ever seen…..and probably has the most flawless pitching delivery of all time.

    If we really want to help stop pitcher arm injuries then we should probably be looking and breaking down his motion and habit guys do those things…..not everyone can obviously because not everyone has his level of athletism to repeat like that….but there is probably things to learn from him.

    I so hope he gets back involved with the organization on a teaching level…..he has so much to offer players on everything….baseball….life…..everything.

    I’ll enjoy every cutter this year…..knowing there will never be another close to what he was

  39. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Just read that Rudyard Kipling from the Bronx – thanks!!!!!!!!

  40. MTU March 9th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Bronx-

    Thanks. I e-mailed you back.

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 9th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I knew it was Kipling because it was one of my dad’s favorites and I’d read it to myself from time to time when I was old enough to read and not just to listen!

    jmv and Bronx Born, so nice to see you guys! We here have one of the most special bonds of all, the privilege and honor of being fans of the most storied franchise in the history of sports, and today that bond is shared in the announced retirement of the most storied closer in the game.

    I indeed thank the Lord for making us Yankee fan. We must have done something right!

    :)

  42. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Price is right of course…..they really need to figure out a time to play this thing where guys are in shape to play it……

    It sounds like an excuse when we lose…. But the facts are that pitchers and hitters too are just getting in shape now…..and when you’re talking about 1 or 2 games with players getting into shape it adds a ton of variability to the results of what’s happens……

    It’s a nice idea…..but a terrible judge of who is actually the best team

  43. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Jmv, I understand you are in Venezuela and have difficult things to deal with. I know for sure Luis would wish you well.

  44. BronxBorn March 9th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I figured as much Trisha, but I wasn’t sure that others knew, so I posted it for them. Gotta give credit to the poet ya know… :)

  45. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hey, Trish, and when you get something Henry Moore right,…you’ll be a Blue Jays fan! :D

  46. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Hi, Blake!

    “they really need to figure out a time to play this thing where guys are in shape to play it”: Agreed

    “Mo is one of the more unique athletes I’ve ever seen…..and probably has the most flawless pitching delivery of all time.
    If we really want to help stop pitcher arm injuries then we should probably be looking and breaking down his motion and habit guys do those things…..not everyone can obviously because not everyone has his level of athletism to repeat like that….but there is probably things to learn from him.”: You are right. But it’s not only about athletism, there is a big ingredient of focus and concentration

  47. austinmac March 9th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Mo is the classiest athlete in a long time. We have been blessed to see him.

  48. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    “jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    Jmv, I understand you are in Venezuela and have difficult things to deal with. I know for sure Luis would wish you well.”

    Of course he will! And I wish him well too. His thoughts about it are in the same page

  49. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    “You are right. But it’s not only about athletism, there is a big ingredient of focus and concentration”

    Sure….just because someone studies Einstein doesn’t make them that smart….but you can still learn something from it.

  50. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    @JonHeymanCBS: tune in to @MLBNetwork for WBC action all day. #USA vs. red-hot Italy starts at 9 pm et

    Winning 2 games is red hot…..since team Italy is basically team Americans that are Italian then maybe they can be Team USA if they win!

  51. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    “Sure….just because someone studies Einstein doesn’t make them that smart….but you can still learn something from it.”

    Sure you can, Blake. Future generations of pitchers are blessed with his videos

  52. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    @jaysonst: A Mariano stat to ponder: He’s the only pitcher in the live-ball era who has allowed fewer baserunners than IP. . . The . . . Only . . . One

  53. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    If the Yankees wanted to could they offer Abreu like 20 million dollars to defect and just stay in America and come to spring training?

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 9th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Bronx, and you’re right. I definitely should have given credit to the tremendously prolific Rudyard Kipling!

    jmills, I’m a fan of yours, so syllogistically, I figure I’m automatically a Jays fan!

    :)

    (what does Henry Moore have to do with the Jays?)

  55. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Blake,…I like your logic as always. Given 2012 wings in Toronto, I’m hiring Mike Marshall.

  56. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    @NYDNHarper: Girardi is working out mustelier as third baseman on back field. Could be an option if yanks decide to move youkilis to 1B.

  57. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    jmills says:
    March 9, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Blake,…I like your logic as always. Given 2012 wings in Toronto, I’m hiring Mike Marshall.

    It’s surprising to me that nobody considers his teachings

  58. blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    @JackCurryYES: Jeter is leading off and DH’ing today.

  59. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Trish, there are big Henry Moores outside our little gallery in Blue Jay land, that makes it close enough for me. Personally, I prefer, Barbara Hepworth.

  60. joeman March 9th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    jmills March 9th, 2013 at 11:09 am
    Mo is with us forever, no doubt, Gwen. Hey Joe, how is my favourite witchita lineman doing? Loved that Robbie Williams video BTW, even if it was a bit over the topps Can we play la Police, ” Invisible Sun ” ?

    ———————————-
    we’ll catch up

  61. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Blake, I know, about time someone gave the guy a chance.

  62. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Nice to see you’re in 1 piece, Joe – trade music later :)

  63. jmv March 9th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    “blake March 9th, 2013 at 11:57 am
    @JackCurryYES: Jeter is leading off and DH’ing today.”

    Good news about Jeter! And not so good-news for GGBG leading off-defenders…

  64. RadioKev March 9th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    The WBC will never be relevant for the United States. It cannot be done. I’m glad the rest of the world can enjoy it.

  65. joeman March 9th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    very busy fall and winter, don’t get little storms anymore just these monster storms that hang forever..must be because of global warming, my wife thinks the end is near..Doomsday clock is ticking

  66. blake March 9th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I think the only way it will be is if they decide to play it in July and get the best players to play and care about it….,,

  67. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Joe, tell your partner the important thing is how we can think ( conspire :) ) it can get better!

  68. jmills March 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Exactly, blake, shut it down in July – winner takes all!!!

  69. joeman March 9th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    jmills March 9th, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    Joe, tell your partner the important thing is how we can think ( conspire ) it can get better
    ——————–
    Capisco


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