Originally written on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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 20 strait seasons in the playoffs.  It just seams like fate to me.  Leave while your on top and call it a career.  Go out as the best closer in the history of the MLB.  Great guy, bad way to go out, but it's a must.  Coming back would serve no purpose. 






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