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While watching the All-Star Game the other night and seeing Mariano Rivera come into the game before the eighth made us think about just how much of a class act he is. With the entire stadium and both benches standing in appreciation for the Yanks closer as he made his final appearance in a Midsummer [...]
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When I saw Mariano Rivera warm up in the seventh inning of last night’s All-Star Game, I couldn’t believe it. I kept thinking: “how could Jim Leyland put a man with 638 saves in his Hall of Fame career in for the eighth? Why with a three-run lead would you play it so safe? I know he wanted to make sure Rivera pitched, but the man deserved the ninth!”
I was almost upset that...
Mariano Rivera stands alone as his AL teammates applaud
in front of their dugout (photo courtesy of New York Daily News).
During Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, fans across baseball experienced one of the classic moments this game has to offer.
Once again, Major League Baseball got it right.
When the bottom of the eighth inning rolled around...
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For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway...
For the New York Mets it might have been “Matt Harvey Day,’’ but Mariano Rivera stole the night. It isn’t often you can orchestrate things in Major League Baseball, but that’s what happened. While no player is bigger than the game, there are some who define it by their presence and their greatness transcends the moment.
There was Ted Williams in 1999, surrounded by both...
by George SiscaVia TwitterOne pitch, and 19 years of domination, the 43 year old Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera’s career has been simply spectacular to watch.His career has been so amazing, that even die hard Boston Red Sox fans can appreciate his greatness. Last evening I received a phone call fifteen minutes before the Mid-Summer Classic from one of these fans. The adoration...
Despite being heated rivals when Curt Schilling played for the Boston Red Sox, he has an interesting way for major league baseball to honor Mariano Rivera. The league already has an award called “The Rolaids Relief” award, given to the best closer in the game. Rivera has been a recipient of this award 5 times, tying him with the late Kansas City closer Dan Quisenberry for most...
Listen up, we all hate the Yankees, but there are times, few and far between, when you just have to show respect. Mariano Rivera has been in pinstripes his entire career, and somehow, I’ve always liked him. He plays the game the way it should be played and he has dominated as a closer for as long as I can remember. He respects the history of the game and pays tribute to Jackie...
Fans of the New York Mets who last night were embracing an ever-present
inferiority complex as fans of the Big Apple’s “other” professional baseball
franchise were apparently justified.
Even as Major League Baseball had bestowed perhaps its
second-largest spectacle – the All Star Game – upon the Mets and Citi Field,
the crosstown Yankees stole the show. In truth, it...
Red Sox Contributions Dustin Pedroia- After Robinson Cano got injured on a Matt Harvey 97mph fastball that hit his leg, Pedroia came on to pinch run. Pedroia finished 0 for 2 with strikeout and a lineout he also played six innings in the field recording three putouts and no errors. David Ortiz- Ortiz started as the designated hitter and batted sixth in the lineup. Ortiz flied out...
The Major League Baseball All-Star game's television rating is up slightly from last year's record low.
The American League's 3-0 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 6.9 rating and 12 share, up from a 6.8/12 in 2012.
Played at the Mets' Citi Field, the game's viewership got a boost from its trip to the big market of New York. The 11.3 rating there was up 16...
Prior to the bottom of the eighth inning of last night's MLB All Star Game, Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera stood alone on the Citi Field diamond and received a proper, well deserved send off from fans and players alike to one of the best pitchers to ever don a MLB uniform.
Last night was just one of the many, many memorable moments in the world of sports. We Ranger fans have...
Last night was a memorable All-Star Game to say the least. The night began with Matt Harvey, the 24 year old, Connecticut native and NY Mets budding superstar having a scoreless two-inning outing to kick off the game on his home turf. After a couple runs knocked in by the AL, the NL was left without the jumpstart they were in desperate need of, acquiring just 3 hits all night.
Well, the All-Star Game is behind us after a 3-0 American League victory. During the game, the non-player highlight was probably this fan runnin onto the field...because he got 1000 retweets. Oh. But where do we go from here? There's no baseball today. There's no baseball tomorrow. So I guess we're just going to take today off? Hah. Yeah right.
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Mariano Rivera got a rousing entrance to the All-Star Game last night which the AL won 3-0.