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Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to collect Mariano Rivera from the Yankees’ Stadium mound on Sunday and an entire generation of Yankees’ fans watched their childhood walk off the field. Suffice it to say, based on Rivera’s farewell tour, all of Major League Baseball has an extraordinary appreciation for a player who generally appears in one inning per game every few days.
It’s also safe to say Rivera’s farewell to the Yankees’ faithful was an even more intimate moment for the home team than even the fans themselves. In a few days, Rivera and Andy Pettitte will walk off into the sunset and presumably never look back and the Yankees will be left with Derek Jeter from its “Core Four” and an aging and injury prone one at that.
So for a lot of reasons tonight was the end of an era, regardless of when and at what position Rivera appears in Houston. There will be no more Enter Sandman and no more pitchers left from a time when the Yankees were a Dynasty and payroll concerns were replac...
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Perfect…..that is the only word to describe Mariano Rivera‘s final farewell last night at Yankee Stadium as the best closer ever took the mound for the last time in the Bronx.
Nothing written nor spoken can describe this unbelievable sports moment more worthy than actually watching it yourself.
So grab a tissue…and watch Mo one last time.
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Let me begin this rant by saying that I am a Yankee’s fan. However, this article has nothing to do with being a Yankee’s fan. This is about being a fan of baseball, and sports in general.
Yesterday, ESPN columnist, Jim Caple, wrote an article titled, “The Overrating of Mariano Rivera.” It’s not news that Jim Caple isn’t the biggest fan of the Yankees, after he...
Mariano Rivera may get his chance to roam center field before he hangs up the cleats for good.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Tuesday that he would “absolutely” consider letting his closer play an inning in the outfield during the team’s final series of the season in Houston.
Rivera will not have the opportunity to do so in his home ballpark, however. The Yankees...
Herb Raybourn first came across Mariano Rivera in 1988, when he scouted a youth tournament in Panama and saw a slim 17-year-old playing shortstop. Raybourn wasn't interested at all.
''I didn't think he would be able to hit in the big leagues, as far as the long ball,'' he recalled last week. ''I just couldn't project him playing in the big leagues...
Sometimes you can’t appreciate something till it is gone. Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time. Plain and Simple. Nobody could do that job better than him.
With tonight being the final game Mo will pitch ever in the great state of New York, we thought it would be nice of us here at the Stache to bid adieu to him one last time.
So with that in mind, here are our favorite...
With Mariano Rivera's career drawing to a close, he has expressed interest in playing an inning in center field. He has expressed interest in the outfield for a long time now, and he has always enjoyed standing out there and shagging balls during batting practice. Manager Joe Girardi said before yesterday's game, he wouldn't necessarily be opposed to the idea.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers.
Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees' home pinstripes, when captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night...
No words are necessary for this video. It has been a pleasure to watch you play the sport of baseball, Mariano Rivera. Thank you. Nice touch having Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte take out their leader.
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Pitching his last game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, Mariano Rivera got the final pitching change from longtime teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter. Special moment.
Mo on Pettitte and Jeter coming out: “I needed them there. And they were there.”
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 27, 2013
Two things: 1) I've always respected the...
Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, who is also retiring when the season ends Sunday, came to the mound to remove Rivera with two outs
YES Network, the screeching of WCBS, plus Tampa Bay's TV and radio call of Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter coming to get Mariano Rivera off the Yankee Stadium mound for that last time. (Interestingly, Alex Rodriguez DNP.)
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Mariano Rivera must feel slighted.
Rivera has received some pretty awesome gifts during his season-long farewell tour, but the Rockies swung from the heels with their gift to Todd Helton.
Helton, who is retiring after 17 seasons with Colorado, was honored on the field at Coors Field prior to the Rockies' game against the Red Sox on Wednesday -- his final game in Colorado. The...
Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears
Video: Trying to one up Mariano Rivera
Normally, YED is my second favorite day of the baseball season (beyond only Red Sox Elimination Day), and the source of a fun list of insults. But this year, I have to confess, has been different. It's a rare thing to feel anything close to sympathy for the most spoiled fan base in sports, but there it is, really... the three-fold aging with speed for landmark players...