Archive for January 10th, 2012

January 10, 2012

West Coast Yankee Fan – Posada to Retire

by darkjade68

Let me start by saying, this guy is Phenomenal… Not only did he help me Clinch Several Playoff, and or Championships for me with my Fantasy Baseball Teams during the last 5 or so years, but he was a great Catcher, and an Awesome Hitter.

The Bottom Line is, most Catchers can’t hit like this guy did… And it has a Huge Overall Impact on a Team.

Now I didn’t really start following the Yankees until like 6 years ago, so I didn’t get to see him in the 90’s, but during the time I have been following the Yanks, he has definitely been one of my Favorite All Time Players, and Yankees.

Watching the last couple years, I knew that his time as a Yank was growing short, tis the nature of the game… Especially since he’s now 40 years old.

But when I started to hear that there were some Teams thinking about picking him up this year, I was hoping that he would take a deal.

I know, I know, he’s spent his Whole Career as a Yankee… But after seeing him come in and substitute when needed last year… 

Posada hit a game-winning two-run single on Sept. 21 against the Rays, helping the Yankees clinch the American League East title, and was 6-for-14 (.429) in the club’s AL Division Series loss to the Tigers. He even got into one last game behind the plate, serving as an emergency catcher on Sept. 10 at Anaheim. (Posada Reportedly to Announce Retirement)

I realized that this guy shouldn’t stop playing yet, even if he no longer makes sense in the Yankee Line Up…

He’d be a Great Backup Catcher/DH for another team.

But by the sounds of it, he looks to Retire.

I hope this guy gets into Catcher Coaching or something, he is an absolute Natural Ball Player… I absolutely loved to watch him Swing.

Some Players are just Naturals… Much like Johnny Damon (Not sure if he’s Retiring, but he’s no longer a Yank), who I also miss.

You will be missed Posada… And if you last minute Change Your Mind and decide to Play for Another Team, I will be watching your Games as much as I can, wherever you may be.

Thanks for the Memories… Thanks for your Efforts… And thanks for your Passion.

Baseball Truly is a Great Game.

And Even More So now that you’ve been a Part of It.

Thanks for Listening/Reading

DarkJade-

January 10, 2012

Protruding Land Mass

by endlessthinker

Britania Islands, San Agustin,
Surigao del Sur, Mindanao,
Philippines