It’s a rare day when I have anything printable to say about the New York Yankees. Seriously.
But Jorge Posada, who plays catcher, and his wife stepping out for education reform is noteworthy and praiseworthy. Too few professional athletes (and entertainers for that matter) are willing to take on issues like ed reform in meaningful way because it cuts against the grain and also carries the potential for blowback. Posada and his wife have agreed to be spokespeople for HCREO, a group advocating education reform on behalf of Latino students. This is in addition to work he already does to raise awareness about, and support families dealing with, Craniosynostosis, which is a birth defect affecting the skull.