Results for tag: Joe Girardi
Posted by: Jack Curry on Sep 9, 2010 at 05:26:53 PM

Jorge Posada’s job can be demanding and dangerous. It is also a job he loves. Posada is a proud catcher, a man who has crouched behind the plate for more than 1,500 Major League games. Every time Posada lowers his fingers to call for a pitch, he knows there is a possibility he could get injured.

“You can’t think about the negative and stuff that could happen,” Posada told me in 2007. “You just got to keep on hoping that everything is going to be fine and you can keep playing the game.”

Posada’s three-year old comment seemed prescient after the Yankees disclosed that he didn’t play Wednesday because of concussion symptoms. That revelation was chilling because of what it could potentially mean to Posada’s future as a player and a person,

Posted by: Jack Curry on May 5, 2010 at 10:12:19 AM

We should all do our jobs the way Francisco Cervelli does his: with the same passion, the same energy and the same joy. Even if we could only do it for one day, we should all be as happy at work as Cervelli is when he is playing for the Yankees.

“My mom always said, ‘Have fun because you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,’” Cervelli said.

Cervelli has fun, endless and unbridled fun. His giddy disposition is not an act. Cervelli really is an affable guy who is thrilled to have a locker in the same clubhouse as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia. If Cervelli plays for another decade, let’s hope he remains this innocent and this excitable. It is a significant part of why he is such a charming story.

As A.J. Burnett pitched powerfully