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Alex Rodriguez was granted permission by the Yankees to skip the team’s final series of the year in order to prepare for his arbitration hearing on September 30, according to the New York Daily News. A-Rod’s decision to forgo the weekend set at Houston means tonight will be his last game of the season, maybe even his career.
Rodriguez, 38, is appealing a 211-game suspension handed down by MLB for his involvement in the now defunct “anti-aging” clinic, Biogenesis. Rodriguez and his expensive legal team will try to discredit the clinic’s founder, Anthony Bosch, in an attempt to get the suspension reduced.
Rodriguez has four more years and about $86 million remaining on his contract. Even though the suspension may get reduced, there’s a small chance he returns before the 2015 season – when he’ll be close to 40-years-old with two bad hips. Therefore, his future in baseball is uncertain which quite possibly makes tonight the last we’ll see of Alex Rodriguez. On the season, he’s hitting .244/.348/.423 with seven homers and 19 RBI in 44 games.
BEST OF MAXIM
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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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
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...
The New York Yankees and Robinson Cano are said to be far apart in their negotiations for a long-term contract to keep the slugger with the team. There are probably a lot of reasons for that, but I’m guessing the fact that Cano is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million is […]
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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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...
The 12-year-old fan who retrieved Alex Rodriguez's record 24th career grand slam ball from the stands at Yankee Stadium says he gave it back because he felt the slugger had "worked hard" for the feat and deserved it.
Steven Gieseler Jr., of East Islip, scooped the ball from beneath a seat as Rodriguez rounded the bases in a game against the Giants on Sept. 20.
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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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...
Robinson Cano has named his price and it’s an expensive one. Earlier this morning it was reported the Cano wants a 10 year deal worth $305 million. After leaving super agent Scott Boras, Cano recently signed on with Roc Nation, which is an agency run by rap artist Jay-Z. It looks like Jay-Z and company are looking for some big bucks for the best second baseman in baseball.
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the year. He is looking for a deal that would be historic. Cano is looking for a 10-year, $305 million contract in free agency, MLB Injury News' own Ray Bureau writes. It looks like Cano may hit a quiet market at the start of free agency with his asking price.
The Chicago Cubs and Los...
Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears