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Predicting Jorge Posada's season

Originally Published: May 18, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

In the most notorious example of player rebellion since Derek Bell's "Operation Shutdown," Jorge Posada refused to play Saturday, apparently because manager Joe Girardi hurt his feelings by having the .165-hitting veteran bat ninth in the lineup.

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure that's not the reason Lou Gehrig ended his playing streak.

The Yankees reportedly were so upset by Operation Pout Down they wanted to release Posada. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and ...

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