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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,