Found July 21, 2013 on
Saturday afternoon Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made his way to the mound. It was time for the Sandman to record career save number 639, number 57 against the Red Sox, and number 35 at Fenway Park.
The 37,601 Fenway Faithful noticed and rose to give MLB's all-time saves leader a standing ovation.
Red Sox fans may not love you Mo, but they do respect you.
"I think it is the class of the fans here," Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said. "Even though there has been a lot of history between Mo and the Red Sox. A lot of times, he has been in games that are extremely important. I think they understand what Mo has done and what he has meant to the game."
Once fans sat down, the Sox went down 1-2-3. Rivera converted the save and the Yankees won 5-2.
Rivera said, "It is great that they do that, that they acknowledge you and that you have been there for so many years. I respect the organization. I respect the fans. That's why ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
We already know about amazing standing ovation Mariano Rivera got at Citi Field during the All-Star Game. Then came the surprising standing-O the soon-to-be-retired closer received at Fenway Park but nothing could have prepared Rivera for what was on the menu when he arrived at a Boston steakhouse just hours after shutting down the Red Sox at Fenway Saturday night.
After starting the second-half with a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox in the opener of their three-game, weekend series on Friday night, the New York Yankees ended their three-game skid with a 4-2 win in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Now 52-45 and in fourth place, six-games out of first, the Yankees continue to somehow keep pace with the pack and stay
Maybe this is just who CC Sabathia is now. A pitcher with a low 90s fastball, good for quality starts (6 IP, 3 ERs) with a smattering of gems and stinkers thrown in. After another off game, this time giving up 7 ER, it's beginning to look like that's the case. Sabathia's ERA is above 4.00 and steadily rising, and his fastball average is barely above 90 mph and he has...
Chris Stewart lunges into the stands for the first out of an amazing double play in the eighth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 5 — Boston Red Sox 2
Hiroki Kuroda evens the series with the Red Sox in today’s 5-2 win.
The Yankees would have Brett Gardner reach on an (ill-advised) slide into first for a single. When Ichiro Suzuki lined out to...
As soon as the second half of the season began, the New York Yankees placed Derek Jeter on the DL retroactive to him pulling his quad. Fortunately, the injury does not seem terribly severe. In fact, Jeter believes he is ready to return to the lineup - possibly as early as Saturday.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says Jeter feels no pain. In fact, Jeter said he feels nothing...
Alex Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, did not speak with reporters...
Alex Rodriguez opened up and explained why the New York Yankees third baseman won't give up on rejoining the team this season knowing he'll be facing angry fans, declining skills, the over-zealous media, an MLB steroid investigation and possible suspension.
In a revealing interview with New York Post reporter Joel Sherman, the soon-to-be 38-year-old A-Rod explains the...
Sports fans like to complain about their favorite sports and especially their favorite teams; its part of being a fan. It is our sport and our team--complaining is our right! When baseball fans complain that it isn't right how a team can 'buy' a World Series title if it wants to (and some have) they should complain.
How competitive is it when one team spends a...
CC Sabathia struggled to start the second half, allowing seven runs in five innings. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 7 — Boston Red Sox 8 (11 innings)
Mike Napoli’s second home run of the night is a walk-off in tonight’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings.
Early in the game, the Yankees looked to catch the Red Sox slacking defensively....
Alex Rodriguez rumbled around first base after ripping a liner to the left-field wall in the eighth inning last night only to be thrown out easily at second base.
Rodriguez said he’s still rounding into playing form ahead of Monday’s scheduled return to the Yankees, but admitted he’s not going to get much more nimble.
“If you were watching on TV, I promise it wasn’t in...
CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) is in charge of the rubber match against the Sox tonight as he goes up against Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24 ERA). Sabathia is trying to rebound from what he called a “terrible” first half. He’s trying to fix an arm slot issue from his last start. He’s 1-1 against Boston this year, including beating them with 7 1/3 innings of one run ball back on May...
Turnabout, as they say, is fair play.
It’s cold comfort, but it was certainly the case on Saturday at Fenway Park as the New York Yankees followed up their Friday night loss to the Sox by recording a 5-2 victory in the second game of the three-game stand.
With the Tampa Bay Rays edging Toronto 4-3 earlier in the day, Boston's lead...
The Yankees/Red Sox rivalry helped FOX to a season-high in overnights over the weekend. In other news, WNBA viewership has increased by more than a third on ESPN2 and NBA TV, and golf’s American Century [...]