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Posada likely to watch, not catch Mo's 602nd save

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08:16 AM ET 09.19 | The Yankees had to wait at least another day to watch Mariano Rivera claim one of baseball's most impressive testaments to career longevity, but they likely won't be adding a fairy tale twist to the moment when it does come. Although Yankee manager Joe Girardi appears willing to entertain the idea of having Jorge Posada catch [Rivera's] record-breaking 602nd save, the manager seemed hesitant about following through with the sentimental plan. "It's not something that we've done a lot," Girardi said of putting Posada behind the plate. "We've caught him one time, and 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."

New York Daily News

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September 19, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Stick a fork in him.

<flips quarter to CSF>

September 19, 2011  08:26 AM ET

They should resign Paul O'Neill, Bernie Williams, Scott Brosius, and Tino Martinez, let Rivera get two strikes on a batter with two outs in the ninth, and then put them all on the field with Posada catching.
Then Posada should give up several passed balls, all the other old guys could make a bunch of errors, and the Yanks could lose.
Then the Yanks could start all the rest of these guys the rest of the season, lose all their games, and let the Bosox claim the wildcard despite playing horribly.

(Bosox fan wet dream in progress, you can safely ignore this)

September 19, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stick a fork in him.<flips quarter to CSF>

I have so many damn quarters now.

September 19, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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I have so many damn quarters now.

Invest them wisely...

September 19, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Invest them wisely...

It's all about Greek bonds right now.

September 19, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Girardi is the only MLB manager that would have even kept Posada to sit on the bench. He should just sit and enjoy these final days in a MLB uniform.

September 19, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Its not only a career longevity record but it really kinda helps playing for an All Star team for 16 years...Still think Hoffman's 600 is more impressive considering the teams he played on for his whole career.

September 19, 2011  09:14 AM ET

oh and good morning peeps

September 19, 2011  09:15 AM ET

So, how awesome was that Rays/Red Sox series?

<rings cowbell>

September 19, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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oh and good morning peeps

morning again Sarge!

September 19, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Posada couldn't catch when he did catch...

September 19, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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So, how awesome was that Rays/Red Sox series?<rings cowbell>

It sucked!!!

However, it will be an interesting last week and a half of the season to determine if which team out of the Red Sox, Rays, or Angels take the wild card.

September 19, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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He's got them all safely tucked into his rectum.

some moron told me to buy Netflix.

September 19, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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So, how awesome was that Rays/Red Sox series?<rings cowbell>

I guess if you are a Rays fan it was pretty awesome. Gotta love that the Sox and their fans have to root for the Stinkees now...hahahahaha

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September 19, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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Girardi is the only MLB manager that would have even kept Posada to sit on the bench. He should just sit and enjoy these final days in a MLB uniform.

If he wants one, he could have an MLB job next year. Hell, even with his crap season this year, he'd be like the 2nd best hitter on the Giants.

September 19, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Oh yeah and just a little J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets...sorry had to do it...

September 19, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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And a seemingly infinite supply of forks.....

morning Lou!

September 19, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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some moron told me to buy Netflix.

That's actually really good advice. About two years ago.

 
September 19, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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I guess if you are a Rays fan it was pretty awesome. Gotta love that the Sox and their fans have to root for the Stinkees now...hahahahaha

If I were the Yanks, I'd drop these games on purpose.

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