Posted May 16, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Posada apologizes for “day off”


Jorge Posada and the Yankees were at straights the other day when Jorge decided to take a “mental day off”. The Yankees and Jorge decided to publicly resolve the issue and continue forward. The Yankees have lost five straight, and can not afford any distractions at this point. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:

“I kind of apologized to him,” Posada said Sunday before the Red Sox swept the Yankees with a 7-5 win. “I had a bad day. I had a bad day [Saturday.] Reflecting on it, everything, all the frustration came out. I’m trying to move on.”

Girardi appreciated Posada’s effort.

“We had a nice conversation,” he said. “We talked about being emotional, and going through struggles. What defines who you are. Just a lot of things. He apologized. He said he had a bad day yesterday. And I said ‘Jorge, I’ve had bad days too, and I’ve done stupid things.’ I’m not saying what he did was stupid, but I did things that I wish I wouldn’t have done. And you have to live with them, but it’s what you do after, and you move forward.

“I know you have a passion and a love for this game. I know you want to win and you want to play forever. But the reality is we don’t play forever and that you need to enjoy your career in the midst of that.”

Posada also apologized to general manager Brian Cashman in a face-to-face meeting prior to the first pitch of Sunday’s game.

Cashman relayed Posada’s apology and all of the day’s developments to team owners Hank and Hal Steinbrenner and team president Randy Levine. A team spokesman said that the Yankees’ hierarchy accepted Posada’s apology and considered the matter to be closed.