39-year-old possible Hall Of Fame catcher and designated hitter Jorge Pasada is expected to be out of Time-Out by this afternoon, and has taken great strides toward being allowed to ride his Big Wheel in the driveway, say Yankees officials.
Jorge Posada is 39.
"Jorgie acted out in a way that is bad," said Yankees manager Joe Giraldi, "so he needed some time to think about what is the right way to handle our frustrations."
Posada, 39, got a Frownie-Face sticker on his calendar when he told coaches he didn't want to play with his friends on Saturday if he had to bat last. This follows the big Frownie-Face With Dark Rainy Cloud sticker for entering Sunday's game hitting .165, worst among designated hitters since it was adopted in 1973.
Girardi, who faced Posada's Greedie-Gimmies firsthand when the 39-year-old replaced Girardi as full-time catcher in 1997, said that he understood what was going on.
"I reminded Jorge, who is 39, about his favorite episode of Ni-Hao Kai-Lan, during the Chinese New Year," said Girardi. "I asked him to remember when Rin-Too got upset and quit because he didn't want to be in the 'boring' middle?"
"Kai-lan needed to teach Rin-Too that his job on the team was important. I think Jorge gets it now."
"I just want to see you have joy, and I want to see you enjoy what you're doing and enjoy the game of baseball like you've always loved it," Girardi 6concluded, recounting what he told Posada. "And, you know, write us a check for the $16 million you'll earn this year."