#20 Retiring?!


It’s true.  The lifetime Yankee Jorge Posada who has been my favorite catcher for as long as I can remember has officially announced his retirement from baseball.  I know Posada hasn’t been the best hitter of all time and doesn’t exactly have the best stats, but you can’t doubt his talent.  He has won 5 championships during his 17 year career and has proven to be a true leader, taking initiative when the team needed him.  He even was named as part of the Core Four along with Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera.  Next season, we can only expect to see Jeter and Rivera representing the clutch group and we’ll have to wait at least another 5 years to see if Posada will be voted into the Hall of Fame, but no matter what I will definitely miss seeing #20 on the field.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

4 responses »

  1. As a “homer” kind of guy (Twins,Vikes) You probably know my hatred to the Yankees,LOL! HOWEVER, Im a fan of the game and to great players like Posada and Jeter. Greta Catcher and career!

  2. Hey each person is entitled to their own opinion and by now I’ve definitely heard the “Yankees Suck” chant a few times haha. But either way I’m glad you can look past the uniform and recognize talent. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading!

    • As A vikings fan Ive had the packers to hate, but always loved Favre and now Rogers…

      You damm Yankees keep stopping us! do you know that every time you play the twins in the first round, you do better in the play offs…Weird stat and i dont remember the whole thing!

      Anyway, As a fan of the games, I hate teams not players!!

      As a fellow AL’er, good luck this year….. Anaheim is spending the money this year

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