The New York Post and ESPN.com reported that tomorrow the greatest closer to ever played the game, New York Yankees Mariano Rivera will officially announce
Yankees Mariano Rivera on May 25th, 2008 vs. Seattle Mariners.
that he is hanging up his glove at the end of this 2013 season.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post learned that Rivera had had recently asked to speak privately with Hal and Hank Steinbrenner. It is believed that it was to tell him of his plans to call it a career after this season.
Mo’s retirement come as no surprise but that doesn’t make the reality of never hearing Metallica’s Enter Sandman after this season any less painful.
Unfortunately the timing of this is terrible because the Yankees organization is in dire straits, which means Mo might never pitch in a postseason game again.
What Mo truly deserves is a Ray Lewis type sendoff; where he gets the last out in Game 7 of the 2013 World Series. But thanks to Hal Steinbrenner the probability of that happening is almost non...