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Hall of Famer Goose Gossage says it’s ‘insulting’ to be compared to Mariano Rivera

Goose Gossage is back at New York Yankees’ spring training and he wants you to get off his lawn.In an interview with NJ.com, Gossage cast shade on Mariano Rivera, calling him “great … for one inning,” and saying it’s “insulting” for him to be compared to the all-time saves leader. Rivera finished his career with 342 more saves than Gossage, an ERA 0.8 runs lower, 1.2 more strikeouts...
Via Sportsnaut
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Yankees will honor Mariano Rivera with plaque on August 14

The New York Yankees will be honoring Mariano Rivera with a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium before an Aug. 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees promo schedule is out! Don't miss Mo's Monument Park plaque dedication on 8/14. https://t.co/Yvlu1SHGFc pic.twitter.com/zOO0vvljxC — New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 11, 2016 Rivera is unquestionably worthy of...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

My Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

I am not a member of the Baseball Writers’ Asscoiation of America. It’s all but official that Pedro Martinez will be part of the Hall of Fame class this year. However, that doesn’t prevent me from filling out my own ballot for fun each year and delving into my passion of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The toughest part about this ballot is if this were the real...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 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 ESPN “This...
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 and I got...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera Avenue christened outside of Yankee Stadium

It seems like it shouldn’t have taken this long, right? Last September, New York Yankees fan Dan Salogub had an idea…name the stretch of street outside Yankee Stadium after the then-retiring Mariano Rivera.  You see, the park sits on the corner of East 161st Street and River Avenue, so a change would be super easy.  A couple of months later, the New York City Council voted to rename...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

(Mariano) Rivera Avenue is a Reality

Finally. It’s been more than seven months since the idea of changing River Avenue outside Yankee Stadium to Rivera Avenue to honor the great Mariano Rivera was brought up.  But on Monday…it’s going to be a reality. “It’s an honor to have a street named after me,” the future Hall of Famer told The New York Post.  “I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 05, 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 of Mo...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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