I think you learn. You learn from your mistakes. You learn from things you do and try to stay away from the negatives in your life. I think I've grown.— Jorge Posada
The most heartwarming Jorge Posada quotes that will inspire your inner self
The only thing that matters is when the team wins.
You gotta take care of yourself; you cant do anything in excess.
John Wetteland had a very good curveball.
He threw it for a strike, too, in any count, any situation. But, he really didn't use it much. He didn't want to throw it. He wanted to throw fastball-slider.
There is only one Mariano Rivera. There wont be another person who will come along and do what he did. No one does it like him. It was an honor to catch him and play alongside him for as long as I did. He made my job as a catcher so much easier. Mariano is a special person and obviously a special player.
I'm a lot older. I'm wiser. I know what to do now, and hopefully, I don't get in (anybody's) way.
Growing up, I kind of liked the way he (Thurman Munson) played.
I didn't see much of him, but I remember him being a leader. I remember him really standing up for his teammates, and that really caught my eye.
What people might find surprising: I taught my wife to change diapers when we had our first.
My favorite part (of the game) is knowing that they're comfortable, knowing that, no matter what, they can count on me. What I really enjoy most about catching is the relationship with a pitcher. The most important thing is they can relax when I'm back there and know that I did my job, I did some homework on hitters.
He's (his father Jorge Posada IV) happy for me.
He remembers all of my big games. When I hit my first home run in the World Series, he was here, and he cried. It's like I'm living his dream.
You can always look back on having a good defensive day, even if you didn't do anything offensively. You won the game and you contributed.
I could never wear another uniform. I will forever be a Yankee.
You have to understand what they (pitchers) do.
That's my job. You have to find a way to get them through the game if they're not feeling good. When everything is going good and they're feeling one-hundred percent, it's my job to keep them that way. And you know what? If I see something, I'm going to let them know.
Some days, you feel like a 22-year-old and some days you feel like a 40-year-old.
My father knows me better than anyone. He can tell me over the phone what I'm doing wrong.
My dad was the first one who said, 'You're going to end up behind the plate because you've got a very good arm and you're very smart when it comes to calling a game.'
If I see a problem (in the clubhouse), I say something right away. I don't wait two or three days.
I belong a Yankee. I'm really happy that I got the chance to sign a good contract, and really happy that I got the chance to stay with the Yankees. Going elsewhere, I was going to hear the offers, but the Yankees made it really tough.
I don't want to be gone. I don't want to be somewhere else. I consider myself a Yankee.
It's good to see a kid that young learning how to pitch. He's tough.
He pitches better when he's mad, so I try to make him that way.
I'm very proud of my area around the plate. I don't want anyone messing with my dirt.
Some days are a blessing when you wake up and you say, 'Wow, I feel good today.
' Some days are like: 'Wow, I feel bad. I got no chance today.' You tape it up and you go.
When you're aggressive behind the plate, calling a game, that's when you're at your best. You can't be tentative.
I try to go out and do the same thing every night.
I've been taught since I was a kid that the only thing that matters is winning.
He's (Rafael Palmeiro) always the left-handed swing you want to copy.
He's got a real smooth swing and he's never off balance. He's always on top of the ball. I just like watching him hit.
I'm always happy. I like to have fun. During the game, I don't like showing my emotions, though. I'm all about winning the game. I take a lot of responsibility for that.
Hideki Irabu had a very good curveball. Just a straight up and down, swing-and-miss curveball.
I come out here every day, and my job is important when it comes to being there every day and being there for my pitchers. I really want to be known more as a defensive guy, and take my pitchers to the next level. Every time I go out on the field, I take a lot of pride in what I do at the plate, but I take a lot more pride in what I do behind the plate.