Found July 23, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
From Stefan Bondy
Mariano Rivera has gone from adamant to hesitant about playing next season.
Baseball’s best closer ever said Saturday he’s so focused on the day-to-day grind of physical therapy that he can’t commit to pitching in 2013, let alone this season, declining to let his mind wander beyond the moment.
“I don’t even know if I want to play next year. I don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. One day at a time,” said Rivera, who was walking without a limp at Yankee Stadium after watching a training session of the English Premier League’s Chelsea soccer squad, which plays an exhibition Sunday at the Stadium.
“I don’t want to put something in my mind because if it doesn’t happen, I’ll be disappointed,” he added.
“I love (baseball). I love the game. I love the competition. I love being on the field,” he said on Saturday. “Going out like that, to me, I won’t take it. Hopefully the good Lord will allow me to be on the field again.”
Hopefully he just had a tough week or something in rehab and this isn't the beginnings of Mo slowing breaking down mentally and just giving up. Major injuries like this, especially in your 40's, can sometimes do that to a person.
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Ever since Mariano Rivera tore his ACL on May 3 in a freak batting practice accident, the Yankees have contended that their star closer will not be able to return this season. The team is so adamant that Rivera won’t return to the mound this season that Yankees GM Brian Cashman called out a physical therapist of Rivera’s that said otherwise.
Cashman was being interviewed on...
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Coco Crisp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The team with the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees didn’t just get swept by the Oakland Athletics, they got beat.
A very real and determined Athletics burned the Bombers over the weekend winning four one-run games.
Billy Beane might have his best Moneyball team yet, as this group is made up of a bunch of other ball clubs leftovers...
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I’m sure that my jaw wasn’t...
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In a stunning move, the New York Yankees acquired longtime Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki for two players.
The trade became official at 6:30 PM just before the Yankees series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
The Yankees sent pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners and the Yankees have agreed to pay just over $2 million of Ichiro's salary. Ichiro...
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New York Yankees 4 — Oakland Athletics 5 (12 innings)
Coco Crisp’s walk-off single completes...
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-7, 3.46 ERA)
RHP Kevin Millwood (3-7, 4.15 ERA)
10:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37 ERA)
RHP Felix Hernandez (8-5, 2.82 ERA)
10:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.10 ERA)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 4.86 ERA)
3:40 p.m., YES Network
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The high-priced New York Yankees spent the past four days becoming the latest supporting actor in what is starting to look like the real-life ''Moneyball'' sequel.
Look out, runs don't come cheap in Oakland anymore.
Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Athletics rallied from four...
Ichiro Suzuki has been one of the best players in all of baseball for over a decade. And now the Japanese superstar appears headed for the winning tradition of the New York Yankees. Suzuki has been dealt to the Yankees in exchange for a pair of relievers, according to Jack Curry who covers the Yankees for YES. The relievers in the deal, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, are both...
The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) July 17, 2012 Tuesday To the Editor:I just returned home from the Syracuse Chiefs vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game. After a short rain delay, I was treated to some great baseball. My problem was that during the rain delay, we were "treated" to the New York Yankees broadcast on the big screen. Really? Stephen Strasburg was pitching...
Apparently, the Yankees and Mariners both have ninjas for GMs, because the trade of Ichiro Suzuki to New York seemed to come out of nowhere. Ichiro still has a big name and a grand track record, but is he anything more than a defensive whiz at this point and can his move from spacious Safeco to the short porch in Yankee Stadium help his fantasy value?
Ichiro has done next to nothing...
Ichiro Suzuki is now a YankeePhoto courtesy of deadspin.com)
Ichiro Suzuki is now with the New York Yankees. Yup, the Bronx Bombers strike again and land another sure-shot Hall of Fame player in an attempt to bring another World Series trophy to the pinstriped nation. According to Jack Curry of the Yes Network, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny...