Now pitching for the Boston Red Sox, Mariano Rivera?!?!

Image what it was like for Julian Lennon growing up with his dad John.  Think about what it was like growing up for Lisa Marie Presley when everyone knew her dad was Elvis.  Now think about what it must be like being on a baseball field with the name Mariano Rivera.  Coming this June, the son of the future Hall of Fame Yankees closer could hear his named called in the Major League...
Via 110 Nation Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera, the first season ticket holder for NYC FC

Yankees president Randy Levine announced that the NYC FC would be using Yankees stadium for their games during their inaugural season in 2015. The new MLS squad also gave out their first season ticket ever to Mariano Rivera as a tribute to the soccer enthusiast and all-time great baseball closer: Mariano Rivera is officially announced as the first season ticket holder...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions looking for a few good closers

When a team is talking about looking for closers, the natural inclination is to assume that we’re talking about baseball. This year’s draft will feature one team looking for football versions of Mariano Rivera, however. The Lions lost six of their final seven games last season and they held a fourth-quarter lead in all six of those losses, which is leading vice president of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Once Again #42 Will Make its Way Onto the Diamond

  With the Retirement of Mariano Rivera at the end of last season, the number 42 jersey in baseball has “officially” been retired.  Rivera was the last player to be grandfathered in after Major League Baseball retired the jersey on this date in 1997. It was not due, however, to some prophecy of Mo’s future dominance that lead to the number’s retirement, but rather to...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankee great Rivera's son on New Hampshire team

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) The son of retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to pitch for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB naming reliever awards after Rivera, Trevor Hoffman

Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman (Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press) Major League Baseball has decided to reward two of the best relievers in the history of baseball by renaming the annual awards for relievers in each league.  The American League Reliever of the Year Award has been renamed after legendary Mariano Rivera who retired in 2013 after amassing 651 saves (most all...
Via Reading Between The Seams
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera set to release children's book

Mariano Rivera is no longer torturing major league hitters with tantalizing cutters due to retiring after the 2013 season. However, that doesn't mean Rivera isn't still putting in work.According to For the Win, the legendary New York Yankees closer has been working on a memoir aptly entitled "The Closer," which is aimed toward younger audiences and scheduled to...
Via Bush League Chronicle
16 days ago  |  Discuss

For Your Saturday Viewing Pleasure: Mariano Rivera In Panama

When I noticed an email from MLB in my inbox this morning promoting a video of last week's Legends Series in Panama, I was like, so what? The series honoring Mariano Rivera was, after all, old news. However, when I watched the video I saw things I hadn't seen before when watching coverage of the series.  The video doesn't include any game footage. It is basically...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 22, 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...
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera retirement gifts: A look at what he received

As a show of respect for the greatest closer of all time, many MLB teams gave Mariano Rivera a unique retirement gift upon his last visit to their ballpark. Rivera, 43, announced prior to the season that this would be his last year playing. His announcement gave teams plenty of time to plan what they […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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