Jorge Posada is batting 7th.
He is batting ahead of Brett Gardner, who has a .341 average and .818 OPS in May is being dropped in the order in favor of someone who is batting sub .170, has 2 extra basehits in the month and who whined his way out of the lineup in a nationally televised game.
This isn’t over, folks. Girardi and Cashman’s authority is being undermined and there are clearly two camps being set up… are you in favor of trying to win NOW or do you think we should continue to honor the past?
Right now it is clear that you can NOT dishonor the aging superstars, even if it means putting an inferior lineup on the field.
This is going to get interesting, folks.
Lisa Swan and Jon Lewin, creators of one of my favorite baseball blogs Subway Squawkers join me on The Sully Baseball Show tonight.
We break down the Jorge Po-Saga and why it could be foreshadowing an uglier future when Derek Jeter needs to take a seat.
It is a Met, Yankee and Red Sox fan all agreeing! Cue up We Are The World!
Look, I’m not saying Yankee fans should have booed Jorge Posada.
I understand, he was a big part of the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009 World Series titles.
I get it, he got the game tying double off of Pedro.
I understand all of that. I’m the guy who won’t boo Manny Ramirez.
But a standing ovation?
The night after he quit on the team?
Saying “Hey! We’re OK with how you acted!” is kind of crazy, am I right?
I wonder how many of these fans booed A-Rod because he yelled “Ha!” in Toronto or something petty like that.
The most telling thing about the whole fiasco?
While Posada was getting the standing ovation a day after quitting on the team, ESPN flashed this title.
You notice that?
The lowest batting average of any regular in baseball.
Gee Whiz, when you are essentially the worst hitter of 2011 I wonder why you are hitting 9th!