Unquestionably my favorite player on the current Yankees team, Jorge Posada turns 39 years old today.
I have always had a lot of respect for catchers. I feel that their role is the most critical one on the team due to their handling of the entire pitching staff. A good, strong catcher is able to communicate well, be a team leader, and must be trusted by each and every member of the pitching staff. Jorge Posada is the perfect example of this.
Posada has led the New York Yankees to 5 championship titles during his reign as their #1 catcher. What is most impressive about this run of excellence is that the Yankees change players, and specifically pitchers, quite often. Posada has the skills as a leader to be able to handle new pitchers added to the team while still keeping them as competitive and dominant as they need to be without skipping a beat.
For his birthday, I would like to give Jorge 1 more chance at a World Series title. 6 is better than 5, and I think that it would be fun to watch Jorge lead the current Yankees staff through another shot at a title. Something tells me that he would make the most of an opportunity like this!!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Posada!!!