From left, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, pitcher CC Sabathia and shortstop Derek Jeter talk strategy during a 2010 playoff game against the Rangers in Texas. The origin of talking into gloves on the mound is unclear, but some say it followed a grand slam given up by Greg Maddux in 1989.
From left, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, pitcher CC Sabathia and shortstop Derek Jeter talk strategy during a 2010 playoff game against the Rangers in Texas. The origin of talking into gloves on the mound is unclear, but some say it followed a grand slam given up by Greg Maddux in 1989. Mark Humphrey The Associated Press
From left, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, pitcher CC Sabathia and shortstop Derek Jeter talk strategy during a 2010 playoff game against the Rangers in Texas. The origin of talking into gloves on the mound is unclear, but some say it followed a grand slam given up by Greg Maddux in 1989. Mark Humphrey The Associated Press

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