Posted March 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The last save will be the toughest of them all for Mariano Rivera. The cities and stadiums will all be familiar after 18 years crisscrossing the country, glove in hand. The reception in what will be his final season may be different because even fans who never wanted to see him get the last out will want to see his last hurrah. The way the Yankees are aching and aging it could end in, of all places, Houston, where the New Yorkers close out the regular season against the assuredly hapless Astros. But if all goes by the script Rivera envisions, the last pitch of his career will be made in the last inning of the final game of the World Series. The only thing certain, really, is that this season is the end. After nearly two decades in pinstripes, the greatest closer ever is finally closing it out. He never intended to have a farewell tour, until he blew out a knee early last season. Now that he will, he's going to enjo...
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