Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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KANSAS CITY You're joking, right? This wasn't in the script. The script says Mariano Rivera walks away when he's good and ready, and not a minute sooner. And he doesn't walk, either. He sprints like a jackrabbit in spring and leaps straight into the arms of his teammates, who collectively hoist him onto their shoulders one last time. He's waving his cap in the air, wearing the kind of smile that could light a Christmas tree. Next stop, Cooperstown. Fade to black. It says nothing here about Kansas City. Not a word. There's nothing in here about a warning track, or awkward falls, or shredded knee ligaments. There's nothing in here about shagging fly balls during batting practice, which, by the way, he's done his entire career without incident. He's supposed to be wiping champagne from his eyes in the locker room, not fighting back tears. "I never will second-guess that or question the Lord," the greatest closer in baseball history said late Thursday night, his voice a stunned, brea...
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