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On a weekend filled with Tebowmania and NFL wild card action, it was going to take a lot for baseball to move the national news needle. And yet New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was able to do just that, with reports surfacing that the 40-year-old plans to hang 'em up after 17 seasons in the Bronx. WFAN's Sweeney Murti broke the news first. In an age when many aging vets woefully hang around spring training camps hoping for one last ride, it's nice to see Posada electing for a route that won't end with him announcing a retirement two seasons after the fact. He'll receive all the plaudits he's due whenever he officially announces this closure-bringing move and he'll start the type of Hall of Fame debate that's actually fun to stage (not the steroid-centered kind that will begin on a giant scale with next year's ballot). As a power-hitting catcher on five World Series title teams, Posada was great fun to watch. Depending on your allegiance, his ...
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