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This is a Mets blog, but also a baseball blog, and part of baseball is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ Hall of Fame closer. Mets fans remember Rivera because he snuffed out many games over the years, including Game 5 of the 2000 World Series.
When the ball left Mike Piazza’s bat with a crack I thought it had a chance, but like many before, because of that awesome cutter, Piazza didn’t get all of it and the ball it just died. It is one of baseball’s most dominating pitches, like Tom Seaver’s slider and Doc Gooden’s fastball. Not many solved it.
After watching the Knicks get pulverized last night and getting bored watching the same about the Mavericks, I started to channel surf and caught the tease about Rivera being hurt and his career possibly being over.
Watching him crumpled on the warning track I recalled my eight years covering the him and recalled several moments. What came to mind almost immediately was his constant demeanor. Whether he sawed off another bat to end a game, or wh...
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Mariano Rivera was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury during batting practice before Thursday's game between the Yankees and Royals in Kansas City, according to news reports.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, apparently injured himself shagging fly balls in the outfield, but was smiling as he was carted off, according to a report by The (N.J.) Star-Ledger...
Mariano “Mo” Rivera is the best closer in Major League Baseball history and is arguably the best pitcher in New York Yankees history. His legacy is filled with clutch performances. If there were a baseball definition of “reliability,” “Mo’s” face would lay next to the word. For the past 18 years, there has been on rock of the Yankees pitching staff. That...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera emphatically stated Friday that a torn ACL in his right knee will not spell the end of his Hall of Fame career.
"I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this," Rivera told reporters Friday in Kansas City.
The 42-year-old all-time saves leader hinted before the season that 2012 would be his final campaign...
Mariano Rivera tore his ACL when he fell while chasing a fly ball during batting practice prior to the Yankees-Royals game on Thursday. When we learned about the severity of the season-ending injury, LBS writer Steve DelVecchio speculated that it could also be career-ending. After all, consider that Rivera, 42, cryptically hinted in February that this would be his last season.
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...
From this point forward, perhaps shagging fly balls in the outfield before a game should only be mandatory for pitchers who are under the age of 42. Maybe it isn’t exactly mandatory, but tracking down balls is something some of the Yankees players like to do to warm up and stay in shape. Yankees fans are now crossing their fingers the injury Mariano Rivera suffered while taking...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was examined Monday by three doctors at two hospitals as he determines where he will have knee surgery.
New York general manager Brian Cashman said Rivera was seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York Presbyterian Hospital and by Dr. Russell Warren, a knee specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Rivera's agent, Fernando Cuza...
Love or hate the New York Yankees, you have to admit that Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all-time. Rivera, 42, was already putting together what could have been a swan song season to close out his career, as he’s recorded 5 saves in 6 chances, with a 1-1 record and 2.16 ERA. Instead, he could be going out more like a dying duck, as he’ll miss the rest of the season...
Mariano Rivera tore his ACL last night in warmups trying to shag a fly ball. The question on everyone's mind is should he retire? This has to be a sign right? I mean he has shagged balls his whole career and he goes down with a torn ACL in his 17th season. The man is 42 years old and his team finally has a chance to be knocked out of the playoffs after it seems like...
Reasons why Mariano Rivera will pitch again
The all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL yesterday while shagging fly balls at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com it is still unknown if he'll ever pitch again.
“At this point, I don't know,” Rivera said, repeating softly (via Hoch), “At this point, I don’t know. I have to face this first.”
According to Hoch...
This was not a great week to be a closer for a handful of Major League Baseball teams. Between injuries and demotions, many teams are scrambling to find solutions to teh back end of their bullpens.
The most devastating news to any closer came to Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees, who suffered a season ending ACL injury shagging fly balls. It was extremely sad to...
Jamie Moyer’s pre-game ritual is a little more extreme than shagging fly balls. But just like in the case of Mariano Rivera, the end result was tragic