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In his 19th and final season, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is having a typically excellent year. His 16 saves are tied for the major-league lead, one of several reasons the Yankees are the surprise of the early season with a 25-15 record (as of May 16) and a two-game lead in the AL East. He has a 1.56 ERA in 18 appearances thus far. If that holds up, it would be the third-lowest mark of his career.  Rivera will surely be named to his 13th American League All-Star team this year. Not only does his performance deserve the honor, of course, but it would be fitting tribute to the game's greatest closer. But could Rivera's last All-Star appearance gain even more significance? What if he was asked to be the starting pitcher for the AL on July 16 at Citi Field, in the city — if not the actual ballpark — where he became an iconic figure? That's what Bill Chuck of Billy-Ball is proposing. (He's also started the Twitter hashtag "#StartMo.") Forget s...
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