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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 meeting with folks in each city the Yankees visit after announcing in March his intention to retire after the season.
Bressette fought back tears after speaking with Rivera, posing for a photograph with his family and getting a signed ball from one of the greatest relievers in baseball history.
By now, their story has become well-known.
Bressette's family was returning to Overland Park., Kan., from a trip to Florida in March when a massive display board inside Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama fell on Heather and three of her boys. Heather was injured along with 9-year-old ...
BEST OF MAXIM
It's a tradition that goes back for as long as I can remember. That said, it's not necessarily one I always celebrate.
But this one was different.
Between games Monday, the Cleveland Indians honored Mariano Rivera with a gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman". And for the four of you that this sentiment confuses..."Enter Sandman" is...
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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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...
Legendary closer Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are in Kansas City this weekend for the first time since Rivera…
This season continues to be a series of pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees. Well, maybe not for the team, but for fans and the media. The surprises are worth looking at one by one. First, the numbers:Going into today's action the Yankees are 23-13, in first place in the AL East. That's 10 games over .500. They are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. They...
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 [...]
From Wallace Matthews:The New York Yankees say they are one big happy family again, a day after middle reliever Joba Chamberlain publicly warned Mariano Rivera not to "shush'' him.
"We did talk,'' Rivera said Sunday morning. "It's good. Sometimes you have little things that we say that we don't mean. We're a family here. It's something...
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...
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.
Joba-gate rears its head in the Yankees ClubhouseCredit: AP
As Joba-gate (or shush-gate) sweeps the (first place) New York Yankees clubhouse, it remains to be seen whether Joba Chamberlain realizes that what he did was wrong, or even realizes he did something.
Perhaps appropriate that we’re talking about this on Mother’s Day, given that mothers are ones that do a lot of “shushing”...