nygreporter Sports Special: Jorge Posada Retires After 17 Seasons

January 27, 2012

NEW YORK – Most of our readers know what a sports special is for this website. It is when we cover something outside of New York Giants football but New York related news. New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada retired this week (1/24/12) after 17 years in the majors. I don’t know how many dozens of games I’ve seen him play in over the years at the stadium. He always handled himself with class and was a true leader in the locker room. He lead by example and was a good friend to his team mates. I think Jorge has a good plan with spending this summer with his family. I realize some of our readers might not be Yankee fans but I am and this is a significant moment in Yankees history. All that fans can do is wish him well on the rest of his journey in life. It’s so rare that a player sticks with one team their entire career these days, it’s refreshing to know it hasn’t vanished altogether from Major League baseball. We salute you Jorge.

Don’t even bother asking me if Jorge Posada should be in Cooperstown, my answer is yes. What do you think I’m going to say? Bernie Williams belongs in the Hall of Fame too, along with Don Mattingly and the body of work for the game of baseball he’s put together. But this story is about Jorge Posada, thank you Jorge for all of your years in pinstripes and leaving the game on your own terms. You will forever be known as one of the all-time greatest Yankees in New York history. It simply will not be the same without you on the team. God bless you and your family.

Did you know that Derek Jeter was Jorge Posada’s best man at his wedding? It’s true.

Here are some of Jorge Posada’s accomplishments.

5X World Series Champion

5X All-Star Player

5X Silver Slugger Award Winner

17 Years with the Bronx Bombers

7X American League Champion Pennants

1990 Drafted by New York Yankees

If you’re a Yankee fan, what is your favorite memory of Jorge Posada?

RD – nygreporter.com

Click here to support Jorge Posada’s charity. The Jorge Posada Foundation | A Charity Supporting Children


The New York Giants Are Going to Win the Super Bowl!

January 26, 2012

NEW YORK – The New York Giants are going to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl by the score of 38-27. This is my prediction. I think Tom Brady will throw at least 1 INT while Eli Manning is solid with 400 yards and 4 TD’s, O INT’s as he wins Super Bowl MVP for a second time. The Giants defense will hold and cause a few turnovers. I’m expecting two turnovers by the Patriots, that lead to 2 quick Giants TD’s. Victor Cruz should have at least 2 TD’s. I think Jake Ballard will also have a receiving TD. And I expect Super Mario Manningham to grab a SB TD! Hakeem Nicks will be double teamed the whole game. The Giants defense will sack Brady at least 3 times. JPP will have a very good game and play on another level to confirm why is was voted into the pro bowl. I would like to introduce the world to No.90 Jason Pierre-Paul for the Giants. Just in case you haven’t seen him play.

I like the fact that Eli will play in Indianapolis. This is the most intriguing part of the game to me. Tom Brady might be seeking revenge but Easy Eli is all about producing results on the field and owning the fourth quarter. I expect no less in this game from him. Winning this Super Bowl simply means that Eli Manning is officially standing right next to Derek Jeter in the all-time clutch player award in New York lore and New Jersey lore as well. The thing is, I believe that Manning really wants this game more then Tom Brady and there is nothing Belichick or Brady can do about it. Perry Fewell will need to call the game of his life but Manning is already in the discussion for greatest Giants QB of all time. The Giants will win the next Super Bowl ring on February 5th with all day coverage from @nygreporter on twitter up until game time. I’ll do my best at halftime lol and then do some post game coverage.

The New York Rangers are playing well this year but we need the Knicks to get it together. I now they will eventually. This is the best team in years for New York fans. It is great to be a New York fan in general right now and the Yankees coming up. It feels like there was just a small earthquake in New York, weird. I expect the Patriots to put up a good fight but the Giants simply have this teams number for some reason the past few years.

What are your final score predictions for the Super Bowl? Who will win the Super Bowl MVP award?

RD – nygreporter.com

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side note: Thank you Jorge Posada for all of your years with the Yankees. I’ve seen your entire career. God Bless you and the family.