According to the NY Times, this past Saturday New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed that star closer Mariano Riverawill return in 2013; it will be the 43-year olds 19th season in pinstripes.
New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera before a game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 8, 2009 in Baltimore, MD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I heard the news yesterday via the back cover of the NY Post, and my initial response was not what it would have been back in May when Mo tore his ACL shagging fly balls in Kansas City, as it was a feeling of guilt.
See like all other Yankees fans my respect and complete god-like worshipping for Mariano is undeniable.
This guy is the best closer to ever play the game. He is a post-season force; a pure winner who has attained success with just one pitch – a cutter that batters have not been able to figure out for almost two decades.
And in baseball it is almost unheard of to find a closer who doesn’t do some type of victory dance, crazy fist pump, grow...