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On the heels of the news, via WFAN’s Sweeny Murti tweet, that New York Yankees Jorge Posada was retiring, reading the headline ‘Rivera will decide on retirement by spring training,’ made me want to puke.
That headline came from an article by Rob Abruzzese over at the uber-popular Bronx Baseball Daily, also a personal favorite blog that I visit regularly. And Rob, you certainly got my heart racing.
Just the thought of Yankees Universe sans Rivera seems impossible, but he would never announce his plans in Spring Training that I can guarantee.
As that is not Mo, as the last thing he ever wants is for anything to be all about him. Also, if anything can change a person’s mind, it is 162-games yet to be played and honestly do we really have to go here yet?
This whole story stemmed from an article by Marc Craig of the Star Ledger and all that was reported was, Rivera has said he might know by spring training whether he intends to keep pitching when his contract expires ...