By Sweeny Murti
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It turns out that sometimes the athletes aren’t the last to know. Jorge Posada knew when the Yankees lost Game 5 of the Division Series to the Tigers what the rest of us had suspected all along, that the chances were high he would never play for the Yankees again.
Posada made the rounds this week, first at his own foundation’s dinner on Wednesday and then Joe Torre’s dinner on Thursday, talking about his emotions that night at Yankee Stadium when he tearfully walked out of the clubhouse, unable to answer another question.
When we spoke to Posada Thursday night, he spoke of that last night in pinstripes, his possible future in another uniform, and his legacy as a New York Yankee:
Torre, Posada’s manager from 1996-2007, shared his thoughts on one of the cornerstone players of his run as Yankee manager:
With a fistful of World Series rings, Posada is a borderline Hall of Famer, and should he be so lucky, we all know which cap he will be wearing on his plaque. Now we wait to see if it’s the last one he wears on his head.