Happy 40th, Jorge
Wednesday is Jorge Posada’s 40th birthday, and how did he celebrate? Well, part of his afternoon was spent lounging on a couch with Robinson Cano and a few buddies, watching MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.”
Posada seemed to get a kick out of the replay of a foul ball that someone laced into the booth last night, attacking John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman here in Kansas City.
He isn’t in the lineup on Wednesday, but that’s not a birthday gift. It’s a nod to Kansas City lefty Bruce Chen and Posada’s .102 batting average against southpaws this year.
When Posada finally does get into a game, he’ll become the Yankees’ first non-pitcher age 40 or older to appear in a game since Lou Piniella played 29 games in 1984.