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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is a legend, and when he went down last season while shagging balls prior to a game against the Royals in Kansas City fans, friends, teammates, and fantasy owners alike let up a collective groan.
But the man was true to his word and came back this season for one last run. With his safety in mind, when the team returned to the site of the injury they made lightning couldn't strike twice with the 'No Mo Zone.'
#Yankees had a surprise waiting for Mariano Rivera at the site of last year's injury. twitter.com/MLB/status/332…
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Mariano Rivera returns to Kaufmann Stadium for the first time since he blew out his knee shagging flies there a little more than a year ago. He'll shag flies again.
The few minutes that Mariano Rivera spent speaking with Ryan Bressette and his family in an interview room beneath Kauffman Stadium forged a memory sure to last them a lifetime.
Perhaps for the Yankees closer, too.
Rivera spoke with more than a dozen members of the Kansas City community before Saturday night's game against the Royals as part of a farewell tour. Rivera has been...
WHOLE BAG OF SHH
One thing to know about Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain: he really doesn't like it when he gets shushed, even by the greatest closer of all-time.
For the first time since his ACL injury in 2012, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera found himself shagging fly balls at Kaufman Stadium with New York in town to play the Kansas City Royals.
Before he came out, Rivera's teammates decided to play a funny prank on him by hanging up a sign that says "No Mo Zone" and a chalk-outline of himself:
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Legendary closer Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are in Kansas City this weekend for the first time since Rivera…
Tweet Last May the New York Yankees were forced to deal with the reality they would be without the services of Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader for the remainder of the season due to a fluke injury. During batting practice Mariano Rivera was fielding fly balls at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City prior [...]
You never hear about Mariano Rivera having issues with his teammates. The happy-go-lucky closer is one of the game’s all-time greats, and is one of the most respected players in the entire league.
The guy is still allowed to wear Jackie Robinson’s 42 for cryin’ out loud; so you know there’s respect there.
Joba Chamberlain doesn’t seem to care about that.
I love when baseball players do this, they get it right! Putting up the NO MO Sign with the chalk outline, then Mariano Rivera comes out and re enacts the event. I am not a Yankee fan but that is HILARIOUS
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The chalk outline is still there!!!
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is known for shutting down tense, in-game situations. But he might have ignited one off the field.
Rivera reportedly told teammate Joba Chamberlain to zip it while he was talking to reporters before Saturday's game, according to the New York Daily News.
Chamberlain, who was talking to fans and signing autographs when the incident occurred...
Yankees relievers Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera have smoothed over an incident that occurred before Saturday night's game in Kansas City.
It happened while Rivera was talking to reporters in the dugout about an emotional meeting with local fans earlier in the day. Chamberlain was standing on the field and yelling over the dugout to members of his family, who had shown...
Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain had an awkward war of words in the New York Yankees' dugout prior to Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.
Rivera was talking to people about an emotional pre-game meeting with a family who lost a son when Chamberlain, in a loud voice, was trying to get somebody's attention behind the dugout, according to The New...
In the latest edition of "stories that aren't really news, yet the New York media will keep shoving them down our throats", Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera of the Yankees reportedly got into a brief war of words before the Yankees-Royals game on Saturday. David Waldstein of the New York Times has the story.
Rivera was conducting a dugout interview after he had...
Joba Chamberlain actually had the gall to tell the legendary Mariano Rivera not to "shush" him during pre-game activities at Kansas City.
Tweet Prior to Saturday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera was speaking with reporters in the dugout, a pretty routine occurrence. According to a New York Daily News report, though, things got a little testy and awkward during the interview. Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was [...]