Sunday, September 18, 2011
No way, Jorge Joe Girardi finally laid to rest the sentimental but silly notion that he might insert Jorge Posada into a game to catch the next time Mariano Rivera pitches so Posada might have the honor of catching Mo's historic 602nd save.
Girardi admitted before today's game that while he is willing to entertain conversation on the matter, it is not something he ever seriously considered.
"We've caught him one time, for what, six innings all year?,'' Girardi said. "The games are important right now. It's something that we can talk about, but I'm probably going to stick with our catchers. That's what I'm going to do.''
"I mean, what happens if something goes wrong?''
The manager would have to answer a lot of tough questions, that's what.