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Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees don't sign Mariano Rivera's son: Report

The Yankees announced Saturday that draft pick Mariano Rivera Jr., the son of their retired legendary closer, did not sign a contract before Friday's deadline.The team had selected Rivera Jr., a righthander from Iona College, in the 29th round of the June amateur draft. Rivera Jr. has decided he will return to school for his junior year.The Yankees did sign 27 of the 38 other...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What closer reminds Joe Girardi of a young Mo Rivera?

empirewritesback.com Mariano Rivera has only been gone for a little less than a year, but Yankees coach Joe Girardi is already talking big about a closer who he believes will inherit the crown left by the greatest closer of all time. When Girardi was asked whom closer Dellin Betances’ performance this year reminds him of, Joe Girardi brought up Rivera and his first full season...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica having trouble moving on from Mariano Rivera (Video)

Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has retired, the guys from Metallica are having trouble finding someone new to provide an entrance song for - at least, that is the premise of the latest ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial.In the ad, Metallica deals with their most recent rejection from Coach K while contemplating calling the next name on their list -...
Via Holdout Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees draft Mariano Rivera's son

A year ago, while he was mid-way through his last season in the Majors, the Harlem Globetrotters “drafted” Mariano Rivera.  Saturday, probably as a favor to the all-time saves leader, the New York Yankees selected Mariano Rivera III in the 29th round of the MLB Draft. “It was amazing, a good feeling,” younger Rivera said of getting drafted. “Some random number called me...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Mariano Rivera Deserve A Unanimous Hall of Fame Enshrinement?

It's starting to seem like the BBWAA is afraid to induct a player to the Hall of Fame with 100% of the vote. Mariano Rivera is not just a first ballot Hall of Famer - he deserves to be on every ballot when the time comes. And we're talking objectively here. Rivera is by far the greatest relief pitcher of all time and it shows by his record 652 career saves...
Via YanksinExile.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera was ready to retire, had ‘no desire’ in September

Mariano Rivera could still be a very effective closer if he chose to return to the New York Yankees for another season in 2014. The 43-year-old saved 44 games this season. He blew a career-high seven saves, though his 2.11 ERA was below his career ERA of 2.21. Still, all indications are that the Sandman […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

How Do You Like Them Apples? Mariano Rivera's New Hobby

So what's Mariano Rivera's post baseball life going to be like? Well, if what he was doing a couple of days before his final Yankee Stadium appearance is any indication, Mo looks like he is heading for a pretty normal retired life. The night after he was honored at Yankee Stadium, Mo wanted to pick some apples with his family- something he had done last year while...
Via YanksinExile.com
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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