Found February 22, 2012 on
Shaw throws a cut fastball that some in the Diamondbacks clubhouse liken to that of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
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Unfortunately it seems there’s always a first time for everything.
Good or Bad.
And criticizing New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will be a first for me.
FIRST, LET ME SAY HOW I FEEL ABOUT MO:
Rivera is not only the greatest closer to ever play the game; he is the paramount of a role model for the way he handles himself both on and off the field.
It's been a long Winter and everyone connected with the Yankees in any capacity, including the media, has, I'm sure, been itching to get off asses and do something baseball-related. Mariano Rivera gave everyone that chance yesterday when he made his now-famous comments about his future (or, maybe not-so-future) retirement.My Twitter timeline exploded with tweets from beat...
Mariano Rivera hinted 2012 would be his final season, so who could replace him?
He has made similar comments in the past, dating back more than a decade, but now with the all-time saves record in hand, and his age finally matching his famous uniform number, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera sounds a lot like someone who is about to play his last season.
“Doesn’t depend on how I pitch. Always I want to do my job, but I’ve made my decision already,” Mariano Rivera told reporters the other day. He added that his decision has been made, “even if I save 90 games, even if they want to pay as much money as they want to.”
It sounds like we saw the beginning of the “Mariano Rivera farewell tour,” which undoubtedly puts...
TAMPA — Replacing a legend isn’t easy, but somebody has to do it. Just as Tino Martinez took over for Don Mattingly at first base in 1996 and Joe Girardi moved into the manager’s office in place of Joe Torre in 2008, somebody will have the unenviable task of succeeding Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ next closer.
TAMPA — The Yankees added another closer to their roster Wednesday, but don’t expect Mariano Rivera to lose much sleep.
Mariano Rivera is 42 years old and entering his 18th season with the Yankees. The 12-time All-Star said this week he knows when he’s going to retire, but he won’t divulge the date. Fellow reliever David Robertson is being considered as a potential closer replacement if Mo does hang it up. Robertson knows that will be a tough role.
“It’s something I would want to do, but...
TAMPA — If Mariano Rivera has decided this is it, Mike Mussina says that could help his former teammate, even though the all-time saves leader hardly needs another advantage.
Prior to the 2008 season Mussina decided he would retire at the end of the year. He told a few teammates, but...
TAMPA — A few minutes after David Robertson talked about what big shoes he will have to fill after Mariano Rivera retires, The Great Rivera laced up his size 11 turf shoes a couple lockers down from Robertson in the Yankees’ clubhouse.
“These are big shoes to fill,’’ a smiling Rivera...
Joining host Karen Vankat on the Warning Track is Michael Cohen of the Open Mike show. The Yankees were busy over the last week trading inconsistent AJ Burnett to the Pirates, signing Raul Ibanez as a lefty DH/outfielder and Oh No Mo! Mariano Rivera has fun with the media “hinting” at retirement. Dan Fuerstein of Triple Coverage calls in with his thoughts.
The Mets are happy...
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Skeptical of Rivera retirement talk