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The San Diego Padres were the latest stop on Mariano Rivera’s farewell tour, and the Yankees closer received another gift to add to his ever-growing collection Friday night. With Rivera already amassing a chair made out of broken bats, a plane dedicated in his honor and a custom surfboard, the Padres were faced with the tough task of living up to the impressive gifts he’s already received, but San Diego had a secret weapon. Prior to the series opener, former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, whose save record Rivera broke in 2011, presented the 43-year-old with a customized Yankees beach cruiser bicycle on behalf of the entire Padres organization, so he could “live the San Diego lifestyle.” The Padres also included four additional bikes for Rivera’s family. The two greatest closers of all-time gathered at home plate before Rivera’s first and final trip to Petco Park.  Check out a photo of the presentation below. Filed under: Anna Fogel, Headlines, MLB, NESN Nation, New York Yankees

Hoffman gifts Rivera a Yanks bike

The San Diego Padres were the latest stop on Mariano Rivera's farewell tour, and the Yankees closer received another gift to add to his ever-growing collection Friday night. With Rivera already amassing a chair made out of broken bats, a plane dedicated in his honor and a custom surfboard, the Padres were faced with the tough task of living up to the impressive gifts The Sandman...

Not using ‘best interests of baseball’ clause is in the best interests of baseball

Go ahead and say that you won’t be paying attention to the Yankees and the White Sox game tonight, show how much of a rebel you are. Major League Baseball is about to have one of their highest rated games of the year tonight, thanks in part to what is reportedly scheduled to happen later today with Alex Rodriguez. Just in case you have been living under a rock, A-Rod, along with...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-1-13

Sorry for the absence in the Round-Up, I’ve been out of town for the past few days. Time to catch up! Matt Andriese and Max Fried both had outstanding starts for the T-Pads and the TinCaps, respectively. Lake Elsinore’s pitching staff was completely destroyed; they allowed 26 runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Lee Orr Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried/Matt Andriese  ...

Is Alex Rodriguez The MLB Scapegoat?

The Biogenesis suspensions were finally handed out by Major League Baseball and as suspected New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took the brunt of the Bud Selig wrath. The often controversial Rodriguez was handed a 211 game suspension for his involvement with performance enhancing drugs and appears to be the MLB Scapegoat. A “Scapegoat” is defined by Wikipedia as ...

Yankees statement on A-Rod's suspension

Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for his involvement with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. The 38-year-old Rodriguez will be suspended for 211 regular-season games. MLB also came down hard on 12 other players for their involvement in the clinic, suspending Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio 

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez will appeal suspension and play for Yankees Monday

Suspension or not, it looks like the New York Yankees will activate Alex Rodriguez on Monday and play him at either third base or designated hitter when the Yankees face the Chicago White Sox. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Rodriguez will appeal the suspension expected on Monday under MLB's drug violation policy. It is now common knowledge that MLB plans to...

211 Games: Too Harsh Or Not Enough?

Is Alex Rodriguez's 211 game suspension too harsh?  That's the $1 million question right now.  MLB noted the following in its announcement of the suspension:"Rodriguez's discipline under the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program is based on his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and...

MLB plans to proceed with A-Rod ban

The Alex Rodriguez saga has taken another turn. Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees have rejected meetings with Alex Rodriguez's camp, a major league source confirmed. The news was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News. Barring any last-minute change, MLB plans to suspend A-Rod for at least this season and next. The beleagered third baseman...

One Mo Time

Is it worth driving 10 hours to watch a pitcher throw only nine pitches? The problem with attempting to watch a closer is like predicting the next time lightning is going to strike. There are so many different factors involved and one never knows when it will happen next. Mariano Rivera is always worth the price of admission regardless of distance traveled. Gilbert, Arizona to Petco...

Because of his appeal, Alex Rodriguez will most likely play the rest of the season

While the rest of the players suspended today by MLB are pretty much done for the rest of the season, Alex Rodriguez will likely never miss a game.Why? Because he decided to appeal his suspension. And with the backing of MLB Player’s Union head Michael Weiner, Rodriguez is ready to fight the suspension.In the meantime, Weiner tells Danny Knobler of CBS Sports that it’s very likely...

A-Rod singles, but Yanks blown out

Alex Rodriguez blooped a single into left field in his first at-bat of the season, hours after being hit with a long suspension. It was a nice start for the embattled slugger, but that was it. The finish belonged to the Chicago White Sox. Rodriguez went 1 for 4 in his first game for New York, but the White Sox beat the struggling Yankees 8-1 on Monday night to snap a 10-game losing...

No Settlement: Major League Baseball Will Going After A-Rod Hard, Evidence In Tow

Courtesy Kevin Lesher Alex Rodriguez was most recently seen in public playing for the Trenton Thunder on Saturday. Rodriguez walked four times against the Reading Fightin' Phils in what should be his last rehab assignment game before being activated. But with the Biogenesis suspensions looming, it appears that Rodriguez, in...

Alex Rodriguez Live Blog: Major League Baseball to Suspend A-Rod Through 2014 Season

2:39 p.m.: If Rodriguez were to take the field in Chicago on Monday, it would be highly embarrassing for Bud Selig. The commissioner has already considered handing Rodriguez a lifetime ban, and for Rodriguez to show up on a major league field a week later would be another black eye for the game. Rodriguez will be suspended through the end of the 2014 season effective at 3 p.m. ET...

Daily Friar 8.3.13

Well as predicted last night, the Padres broadcast (Dick Enberg) would not shut up about how great the Yankees are. The good news is that your lowly Padres were able to beat the Evil Empire in very convincing fashion. It’s always fun to show up a team that is supposedly better than you are. It’s even more fun to do it when there is a sellout crowd watching, and since it’s New...
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