Hal: ‘The Boss’ loved warriors like Jorge

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner had kind words for Jorge Posada on the day of his retirement press conference, calling it an emotionally bittersweet day and waxing poetic about Posada’s contributions to the late 1990’s Yankees. He was asked how his father, the late George M. Steinbrenner, viewed Posada.

“My dad loved warriors and Jorge was a warrior,” Steinbrenner replied. “He loved guys that worked hard, good role models. Those are the things to be a great Yankee that my dad felt were absolutely essential.”

Steinbrenner declined to discuss any topics concerning the current Yankees roster, saying that it is Posada’s day.

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