October 19, 2004
Jorge Posada wears nail polish
A bookofjoe exclusive.
Last night, during that epic 14-inning Red Sox-Yankees playoff game, I noticed that the superb Yankee catcher's fingernails seemed very, very bright and easy to see as he flashed signs to his pitchers.
I started watching really closely and sure enough, there's no question in my mind that Posada has put white fingernail polish on the nails of his right hand to make it easier for his pitchers to see his signs.
Take a look at the two pictures accompanying this post; they're the best I could do online re: showing his right hand.
Granted, these two pictures are not conclusive evidence, by any means; I urge you to watch what should be another gripping tilt, tonight's game 6, at 8 p.m.
When the center-field camera zooms in on Posada as he's giving his pitcher signs, watch the darting fingers of his right hand.
You'll be convinced.
And to think I picked this up with my less-than-perfect eyes, on a regular old Sony tube TV....
I cannot imagine what fun I'm gonna have once I get my 61" HDTV flatscreen.
Sure hope Sports Illustrated gives me credit when they report this news.
And how about that rocket of a perfect throw Posada launched to get Red Sox speedster Johnny Damon stealing?
Man, you could almost hear that frozen rope crackling through the air.
October 19, 2004 at 01:01 PM | Permalink
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I saw him putting white out on his nails the other night and waving his hand in front of another player's nose so he could smell it!! I love him..
Posted by: yvonne | Oct 22, 2009 11:02:16 PM
the only reason Jorge Posada wears white out or nail polish is to help his pitcher see his signs better, and if you can not respect him helping his team you must not be a true Jorge Posada fan let alone a Yankee fan!!!!
Posted by: cait | Apr 30, 2007 3:25:45 PM
so what if he wears nail polish? i bet a lot of catchers wear it. they wear it to help the pitchers see the signs better.
Posted by: jorgerocks | Apr 26, 2007 10:10:19 AM
Posted by: | Apr 9, 2007 5:39:20 PM
He does wear either nail polish or white out on his nails specifically for that reason. I've seen Gene Monihan applying it in the dugout.
Posted by: JJ | Jan 4, 2007 9:50:20 PM
the statments above about jorge posada wearing nail polish are false because it says that that pictuire is from october 19,2004 when jorge posada did not have rawlings catcher gear in 2004 now he wears nike so someone needs to check there sources
sincerely jorge's fan
Posted by: jorgefan | Oct 24, 2004 9:51:46 PM
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