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Jorge Posada to be honored tomorrow afternoon

Apr 12, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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Jorge Posada is retired, and the Yankees are going to send him off nicely for the home opener tomorrow afternoon, announcing yesterday that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s home opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

He’ll also be honored at the Yankees Homecoming Dinner tonight which, apparently, is a thing.

As with the Pat Burrell news earlier, there is no telling what will happen if someone realizes in the middle of his sendoff that Posada is better than his replacement.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Hip Hip Jorge!

  2. phukyouk - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    will he also be catching said pitch?

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      In an interesting Bizarro World circumstance, the pitch will be received by Mo. No word yet as to whether Mariano will be wearing the “tools of ignorance”.

    • Cris E - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM

      Pettite will catch it.

      Afterwards, Jorge will start asking some uncomfortable questions: I thought you retired. Didn’t you retire? They said you did. They told me we should go out together. “Go out together,” they said. ” It’ll be grand.” I retire and get this, this, thing, and you’re playing again? Were you in on this? Where’s Cashman? I gotta find Cashman…

  3. proudlycanadian - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Give him a rocking chair as a retirement present.

  4. Francisco (FC) - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    there is no telling what will happen if someone realizes in the middle of his sendoff that Posada is better than his replacement.

    He’d have to sign a 1 day minor-league contract first.

  5. cup0pizza - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Will he refuse to participate like when he cried about being dropped in the batting order?

  6. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I wonder who Ivan Nova will invite to Homecoming. *Crosses fingers*

  7. mybrunoblog - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Nice gesture for a modern day Yankee hero. EVentually Posada will have a plaque in monument park and possibly his number retired.

  8. yankeesfanlen - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Let me think…..$13M for a cranky old entitled troublemaker or $1 for an equally old but somewhat willing part-timer? Thinking……thinking……..

  9. djpostl - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Ibanez already is the hero of one game and would have been one of the heros in a second win had the bullpen not blown a save. That is already a thousand times more the Yankees got out of Posada for the first two months of last year Craig.

    Great to see them honoring him but Ibanez is less than one-tenth the price and already looking more productive.

  10. bigharold - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    “…Ibanez is less than one-tenth the price and already looking more productive.”

    He wasn’t looking all that productive the other night when he let the ball get past him in left. Signing Ibanez is a mistake that will come back to haunt the Yankees and I’ll be surprised if he’s not cut lose before the season is over. Grumpy or not I’d still rather have Posada at bat with the game on the line than Ibanez.

  11. bozosforall - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Wonder if the ungrateful Sox will do anything for the slob that used to wear the stupid “C” on his chest for them.

    Posada goes out in style…Yankees are all class. Red Sox are just ASS.

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