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MARIANO RIVERA RUMORS

Yankees great Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Although Rivera's 1985 Panama team didn't reach the World Series, he loved his time in youth baseball. "I was happy with...
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Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball's greatest players walking toward them. Yes, it was Mariano Rivera. They had to get a photo. But who would take it? Just then, the manager of the Taiwan team they had just...
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Mariano Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Rivera retired after the 2013 season with a record 652 saves. He says he didn't like to pitch as a Little Leaguer because...
Via AP on Fox
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Mariano Rivera’s Son Picked By Nationals In Fourth Round Of MLB Draft

NEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former New York Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals. Rivera was 5-7 with a 2.65 ERA and a school-record 113 strikeouts with 27 walks in 85 innings this season for the Gaels, while...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2015  |  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 players...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 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

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

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 a timeline...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the Hall of Fame ballot of 2015

  The plethora of big names appearing on the ballot for the Hall of Fame won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Wednesday saw three played elected to Cooperstown by the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1999. All three were big, big names. There was also almost a fourth, with Craig Biggio falling two votes short. Had he been elected, it would’ve been the first time...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera has funny gift idea for Derek Jeter

Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was making a public appearance on Wednesday morning when the topic of what would be the perfect gift for some of his more prominent ex-teammates came up. Rivera, handing out gifts at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Manhattan while wearing a Santa hat, joked about what the […]The post Mariano Rivera has the perfect gift idea for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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