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About Jorge Posada


“He swings the bat well from both sides, and he’s got power.” -Lou Piniella

“The only thing I try to do with Jorge is just to remind him that it doesn’t have to be 110% all the time.” -Joe Torre

“You want Jorge to hit. You want to make his job that much easier when you’re throwing to him so he’s comfortable to hit, and vice versa. When he is hitting, I think he’s more comfortable behind the plate.” -Roger Clemens

“Jorge works hard on his defensive skills and, as a pitcher, you appreciate that.” –Roger Clemens

“I played with him in the minor leagues, and everybody knows what he’s capable of.” -Derek Jeter

“One thing I saw in him was his energy and his enthusiasm on the field. I marked down Jorge as having a good attitude, and I thought that would serve him well. Looking back I realize I was wrong. His attitude is great.” -Leon Wurth

“Now he’s a force as a power hitter. A lot of his chances to get where he is now were determined by his work ethic.” -Gary Denbo

“I’ve always liked his balance at the plate. He never looks like he swings off-balance. He’s really confident with runners on and that’s what that’s all about.” -Paul O’Neill

“He’s one of the leaders on the Yankees. Some other players get a little more recognition for that, but Posada is the guy they look to for leadership. It’s almost like you have a diamond in the rough that people haven’t given a lot of attention to.”
—John Flaherty


By Jorge Posada

“My dad was the first one who said, ‘You’re going to end up behind the plate because you’ve got a very good arm and you’re very smart when it comes to calling a game.’”

“My father knows me better than anyone. He can tell me over the phone what I’m doing wrong.”

“When you’re aggressive behind the plate, calling a game, that’s when you’re at your best. You can’t be tentative.”

“If I get up at four o’clock in the morning to go to the bathroom, that’s what I’m thinking about—catching.”

“Baseball always was everything to me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still very important. But now I look at it in a different way. You gain perspective.”

“I really take pride in being the everyday catcher. I pray to be healthy, so I can improve every year. But I don’t really like talking about what I’ve done. I’ve got to keep going.”

 "It looks just like me, with the big ears." -talking about his Bobble Head Doll.

"It's better to know you can improve than to just think you've got it all figured out."

“Some days are a blessing when you wake up and you say, ‘Wow, I feel good today.’ Some days are like: ‘Wow, I feel bad. I got no chance today.’ You tape it up and you go.”

"He pitches better when he's mad, so I try to make him that way." -on his banter with pitcher Orlando Hernandez.

“You can always look back on having a good defensive day, even if you didn’t do anything offensively. You won the game and you contributed.”

“When you’re catching, catching, catching and it’s hot, the summer really wears you down.”

“Some of the guys don’t like to come out of the lineup. I’m one of them.”

“The only thing that matters is when the team wins.”

“I try to go out and do the same thing every night. I’ve been taught since I was a kid that the only thing that matters is winning.”

“I just love the game.”

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