Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 1/11/12
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Like all other Yankee fans, I experienced a flood of emotions when I learned that longtime catcher Jorge Posada will be announcing in his retirement in a few weeks. I started thinking about Posada's career and I wasn't surprised that my memories of him are not the purely statistical and on-the field variety. I am never able to hold on to those kinds of memories, but I do remember off-the-field things, some of which would be considered quasi off-the-field, such as the following (in no particular order):1. While he was still Joe Girardi's backup he was quoted in the media as saying "I'm tired of being a prospect." I remember Ken Singleton chuckling when he read it during a game. He wasn't chuckling anymore after Posada became the starting backstop.2. There was a game televised on FOX one Saturday which Posada started. He came up to bat early in the game and grounded out. Upset about it, he didn't run all the way to first base.  A mic'd up Joe Torre was heard chastising Posada for fail...
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