Posada drama distracts from real issue

As Jorge stole headlines for riding the pine, the Yankees continued to struggle mightily

Updated: May 19, 2011, 12:22 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jorge Posada did his team a favor, a big one, long before he walked into his manager's office Sunday and manned up to his not-so-venial game-day sin.

Posada had starred in his own unscripted drama on national TV, all but jumping up and down and waving his arms in rodeo clown form, diverting the snorting bull's attention from the battered rider flopping about in the dirt.

The New York Yankees were that downed and dirtied cowboy. Posada made himself the story ...

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