Found June 24, 2013 on Bronx Pinstripes:
Mariano is flattered that fans want him to start the ASG, but he wants to do what he does best… close. With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game schedule to be played on Tuesday, July 16 in Flushing, there is a lot of buzz on social media petitioning for the great Mariano Rivera to start the midsummer classic in this, his final MLB season. When asked about this prior to Sunday’s Old Timers Day festivities at Yankee Stadium, Rivera was quoted by saying: I’ve been told about it, but I don’t like it. And the reason why I say that is it’s not what I do. What I do is close the games, I don’t start the games. It’s a privilege and honor, but I’m not contemplating it. I couldn’t agree more with Mariano. Sure, he came into the league as a starter, but it just wouldn’t be the same if he started. His job since 1997 has been closer, and close he will. He is currently tied for the American League lead with Jim Johnson of the Baltimore Orioles with 26 saves; however, if you look at the numbers, Mariano has been hands-down the BEST closer in the American League this season. I am certain most baseball fans agree with me when I say that whether the American League is winning or losing, we want to see Mariano in the 9th inning on July 16th! *       *       *       *       *       *       *       * Would love to hear your thoughts on this. What role would you like to see Mariano Rivera play in the All-Star Game, starter or closer, and why? Leave your comments below, or chat with me on Twitter (@brian_capozzi).

Mariano Rivera Would Rather Not Be The All-Star Game Starter

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Cashman tells A-Rod to shut the “explative” up

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Brian Cashman has a few words for ARod: “Shut the f— up!”

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Alex Rodriguez cleared for rehab games on July 1st

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A-Rod getting power back in simulated at-bats

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Hey everyone, Alex Rodriguez is on Twitter!

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman Tells ARod To “Shut The F**k Up”

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Happy Birthday to El Duque

From all the Yankees hitting below .200, we wish you many happy days.I know that 83 seems old, but you can still "pick it."All the best.  Just don't inhale too aggressively when ready to blow out the candles !We tried to win today for you, but one run was our limit.

Darvish struggles in Rangers' loss to Yankees

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