Pedro Martinez Hints Jorge Posada Insulted Mother During 2004 Brawl (Video)

Pedro Martinez loved everybody — except hitters. Believe it or not, there was one hitter the newly minted Baseball Hall of Famer particularly disliked. Throughout their careers, Martinez said, he and New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada never saw eye to eye. And Martinez, who used to call Posada “Dumbo” in reference to the backstop’s big ears, isn’t sure why. What the...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Jorge Posada talked about my mother

Anyone who watches the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees today and comes away thinking they have a heated rivalry must not have been around about 10 years ago. Simply put, today’s rivalry between the two teams looks like a pillow fight compared to what we saw shortly after the turn of the century....Read More
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Still Has A Problem With Jorge Posada

Did you really think that Pedro Martinez's entry into the Hall Of Fame would be a smooth one? The former Red Sox ace put the issue to rest yesterday during an interview on New York television. Pedro made it clear that he still holds a grudge against former Yankee catcher Jorge Posada. The reason? For making a comment about Pedro's mother. Said Martinez, "Between Latinos you don...
Via FenwayNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez still holds grudge against Jorge Posada for insulting his mother and starting famous brawl: Report

The old Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has lost some of its edge over the last few years but whenever you mention Pedro Martinez, it seems like the bad blood is still at full boil. On Wednesday, Martinez — the newly elected Hall of Famer — admitted that the one Yankee whom he despised most was Jorge Posada. And it was personal. Martinez, appearing on Daily News Live, made it...
Via The Other Paper
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro: Posada ignited infamous 'Zimmer' brawl by insulting mother

For most guys, seems being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame would make a guy pretty happy. Pedro Martinez is not like most guys. Speaking on ‘Daily News Live’ on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he was one of four players voted into Cooperstown by writers, the former Red Sox great opened up on his least favorite Yankee. And once he opened up, he couldn’t stop. When...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada bilked out of $11 million in 'jaw-dropping' money scam: Report

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has reportedly lost $11 million in a money-management scam that his lawyers have labeled "jaw-dropping." The Puerto Rican catcher, once worth $117 million, was approached by a pair of Cuban-American men in 1999 who targeted Latin American baseball stars. Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez proceeded to take total control of Posada...
Via The Other Paper
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sponsored Post: The Core Four Dynasty

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Last night, Derek Jeter played his final game at Yankee Stadium, and his career will come to a close this Sunday in Boston, putting an official end to the era of the Yankees Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada have already sailed off into the metaphorical […]
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees set to retire Derek Jeter’s number Sunday

#454234000 / I’m not sure if it’s much of a surprise, but a source close to Newsday says the Yankees will follow suit and retire Derek Jeter‘s prestigious number 2 during Sunday’s pregame ceremonies. The complete guest list is still a mystery but expected to attend are Core Four members Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada along with the recently honored...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi makes it clear: Managing Derek Jeter's retirement tour is more important than trying to make the playoffs

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi actually used to be unafraid to make the right decision for the good of the team, even if it ruffled some feathers. Remember, he batted the struggling Jorge Posada ninth against the Boston Red Sox, causing the catcher to have his sitdown snit and refuse to play. Of course, Girardi also pulled and benched Alex Rodriguez in the 2012 playoffs multiple...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

My favorite Paul O'Neill moment is one that never made the highlight reels

Back in the day, I was a big Paul O'Neill fan. And my late father was, too; that was his favorite player of the 90s dynasty years. (My mother thought O'Neill was a big baby for his temper tantrums, though!)Anyhow, I was very happy to see the O'Neill has finally gotten the honor he deserves, getting a plaque in Monument Park. If I hadn't already made previous plans to participate...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Add Another Monument to the Park

photo credit: >houngfu via Paul O’Neill played nine seasons in the Bronx, he won four World Series Championships, won the 1994 Batting Crown, appeared in four All Star Game and paved the way for the Core Four. Today the number 21 became the newest addition to Monument Park. Before this afternoons game, the right fielder was awarded a plaque and fans celebrated O’Neill’s...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of the ‘core four’ evolved from our pinstripe rivals across town...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lopez leads class of three into Braves Hall of Fame

ATLANTA -- A woman walked through the concourse in Turner Field wearing an Atlanta Braves shirt, with LOPEZ, No. 8 across the back. When asked about the more than a decade-old tee, with its number and letters cracked, she responded "Oh, I'm wearing this for Javy." In his time in Atlanta, Lopez was known for his popularity with female fans, and he received the loudest ovation during...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez is a great prospect who should be able to replace McCann in a couple of years (via baseballinstinct) The New York Yankees were fortunate to have such a productive starting catcher in Jorge Posada for 15 seasons, and now they have newly signed Brian McCann. However, McCann’s future as a catcher for the Yankees may not last long, as he could be moved to designated hitter...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Celebrating the “Core Four”—and moving on

How do the New York Yankees move on from the “Core Four”? (via zimbio) What would the Yankees do without the “Core Four?” After this season, the winningest baseball team in major league history will have to deal with a deep hole in its center—one that cannot be merely filled by any group of athletes. After the New York Yankees bid goodbye to Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Cheap bullpen exposed already

Mariano Rivera celebrates a victory against the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2009 by shaking catcher Jorge Posada’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The significance of a bullpen reared its ugly head last night when the Yankees lost the rubber match between to the Orioles, 5-4. Heading into the ninth inning tied at 3-3, the Orioles took advantage by scoring a pair of runs off...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Ticket Giveaway: Do you want to go see Derek Jeter for free?

Just a reminder…. On June 9, 2014, will be giving away two free tickets for the New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Click on image to enter Yankees Tickets Giveaway.                     (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Andy Pettitte, Core Four, Derek...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter, Yankees beat Orioles 4-2 in home opener

Kathy Willens-The Associated Press Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2, on Monday, April 7th in front of a crowd of 48,142. Jeter was playing in his final home opener. It was a chilly afternoon in the Bronx, 52 degrees and cloudy. The “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Petitte were together once again, as Petitte...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada's wife Laura says Mike Francesa & Boomer Esiason 'set us back 30 years' with male paternity leave comments

Boomer Esiason's call for pro ballplayers' WAGs to have scheduled c-sections was met with disgust today by Jorge Posada's wife, 'life coach' Laura Posada. Very clearly not having a clear idea what they said, Laura told Kathie Lee and Hoda that in her estimation Esiason and Mike Francesa 'set us back thirty years.' Mrs. Posada then wondered if Boomer was married.Visit
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire Will Little does awesome karate kick to avoid ball (GIF)

The New York Yankees had their first home game of the season on Monday, and lots of cool stuff happened during the pregame ceremonies. Being that it was Derek Jeter’s last ever home opener at Yankee Stadium, he and former teammates Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera — aka The Core Four — threw […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Catches First Pitch With ‘Core Four’ At Last Home Opener

New York Yankees reunited their "Core Four" - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada - for the home opener's first pitch.
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, & Mariano Reunited on DJ’s Last Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

Monday’s game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium was Derek Jeter’s last Opening Day at Yankee Stadium and his best buds Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte came out to join him. Pettitte and Mo threw out the first pitch of the game to the Captain and Jorge. We’ll never get used to seeing someone else playing shortstop for the Yanks starting next year other than...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter reunites with ‘Core Four’ for final Yankees home opener (VIDEO)

The Core Four are back together — at least for a day — as Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte threw out the first pitch to Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium on Monday.Under overcast skies, New York Yankees fans got their first chance at home to say goodbye to the retiring captain and they did it with a standing ovation.Jeter's final opening game in the Bronx had a special...
Via The Other Paper
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Yankees: 3 issues you cannot forget to worry about

English: Jorge Posada (#20, left) with Mariano Rivera (middle) and Derek Jeter (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yankees Universe is densely populated with fanatics that always perceive the glass as completely full, even though it isn’t. As much as I envy this kind of absolute optimism, the delusional element has turned me into a pessimist, almost to a fault, when it comes to the...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees 2014 Top 21 Prospects List

The New York Yankees are nearing a generational transition phase. One that has seen the likes of Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and the GOAT, Mariano Rivera, hang the pinstripes in the locker for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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