Found March 08, 2013 on
We all hate the Yankees. Generally that means hating all the Yankee players. Still, some of us do have soft spots for some of them. Plenty of Red Sox fans admire Derek Jeter's professionalism. For me, I'll miss watching the greatest relief pitcher of all time take the mound.
Mariano Rivera announced that the 2013 season will be his last. He likely would've retired at the end of last season had it not ended prematurely on the warning track in Kansas City.
Seeing #42 come out of the pen scares me just as much now as an opposing fan as it did in the 90s. Rivera's constancy is nothing short of astounding. Even as his velocity has modestly eroded the results haven't. Showing such little slippage in performance it's easy to think Rivera can pitch forever.
Rivera is in his mid-40s and perhaps has other things he wants to do with his life. He has dealt with a cranky elbow for many years as well. When you have all the money your grandchildren will ever need, and...
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With the official announcement earlier this morning that Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the end of the 2013 season, the BronxPinstripes writers have assembled their fondest moments of the all-time saves leader. Since 1996, Rivera has been at the forefront of some of the biggest Yankee wins. He’s made countless memories for Yankee fans everywhere along the way. Here are just...
After 18 years, Mariano Rivera is set to announce his retirement during a press conference schedule for Saturday morning according to the New York Post.
The Post reports that this isn’t the first time Rivera has mulled retirement, but he always eventually backed out of this. But this time, the Post says he has “given his initial blessings to go through with the announcement on...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will retire after the 2013 season, according to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees signed Rivera to a one-year, $10 million deal this offseason after he tore his ACL last April while shagging fly balls in Kansas City.
The 43-year old Rivera will go down as the best closer of all-time when the book closes on his...
New York Yankees fans have one more season to witness the Sandman putting hitters to sleep.
In a report from Joel Sherman’s of the New York Post, Yankees future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera, will announce that he intends to retire from baseball after the 2013 season on Saturday. Rivera, who it was rumored was planning to retire after last season before sustaining a season...
Mariano Rivera has been playing a little game in which he said he already knew when he was planning to retire but wouldn't reveal when he would actually do it.
Now, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame closer is scheduled to announce his final day in pinstripes on Saturday at a 10 a.m. press conference at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, reports Joel Sherman of The New York...
Much like Chipper Jones one year ago, legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is set to make his retirement -- after the upcoming season -- official during spring training.
Rivera, 43, is expected to formally announce Saturday that 2013 will be his final season, a major league source confirmed. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the news.
The news sets up...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says this will be his
It is reportedly an "open secret" that New York Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
The Yankees won the World Series in 1996, but it wasn’t before the team came close to making a move that would have significantly altered New York’s future.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman retold a story to the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand recently. Apparently, the Bronx Bombers came close to trading away legendary closer Mariano Rivera during spring training in...