The 2015 vs 2009 Yankees: Looking back at the 2009 ALCS

One of the many perks of being a Yankees fan is that, when the team is struggling in a series, it’s usually always possible to look back to a happier series against that same opponent. With the Yankees struggling against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a flashback to 2009, when the Yankees beat the Angels 4-2 in the A.L.C.S, on their march to the their most recent World Series...
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The re-emergence of Dellin Betances

(June 5, 2015-Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America) With the departure of decade-long (and then some) closer, Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees had much searching to do. Thus, the Yankees added Andrew Miller, a left-handed relief pitcher, to their crowded bullpen, in an effort to find a new closer role. Miller was then converted into what he once was years before, a closing...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters Draft Mo’ne Davis

What do Mariano Rivera, Johnny Manziel and Mo’ne Davis have in common? If you answered “they were all selected to join a pretend basketball team to play pretend basketball”…you’re absolutely right! Following in the footsteps of Rivera, the 14-year-old Little League superstar became the latest pop culture phenomenon to be invited to join the Harlem Globetrotters. But, unlike...
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Numbers show: Don’t put your closer in when the game is tied

Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsFrom Mariano Rivera to Craig Kimbrel, Trevor Hoffman to Joe Nathan, the game of baseball has seen many great closers come and go. Recently, it seems as if the role of closer has been magnified as bullpens specialize more and more. Closers have a certain mojo. Rivera came out to “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. Hoffman came out to AC/DC’s “Hell...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Brad Ziegler joins elite company after pitching in 500 games

Among the list of players with the lowest career ERAs, who have pitched at least 500 games, are Hall of Famers like Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson as well as contemporary legends like Mariano Rivera. Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler actually ranks among the top ten in this group, notes the Arizona Republic. Ziegler recently pitched in his 500th game, and his 2.49 ERA...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera prays for Yankees during visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) Mariano Rivera says the New York Yankees' bullpen is getting by just fine without him. Still, the 45-year-old retired closer put in a prayer for his former teammates during a visit to Israel on Thursday. He says ''they have a tremendous bullpen. They have a great team, period. ''Hopefully, they will continue doing the job that they have been doing for all this time...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Draft Mariano Rivera Jr, Son of the Great Yankees Closer

Athletic ability is at least part genetic and how you grow up, and that rings certain in the Rivera household. Mariano Rivera Jr, son of the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Draft Mariano Rivera’s Kid

For the second time in as many years, the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera heard his name called on Draft Day. But unlike last year, when the Iona College pitcher was selected by the New York Yankees in the 29th Round, Mariano Rivera III was taken much earlier. With their 4th round selection (134th overall), the #Nats select Mariano Rivera Jr. (RHP, Iona College, NY). —...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. selected by Washington Nationals

There is absolutely no doubt, pitcher Mariano Rivera Jr. has the pedigree necessary to be a Major League pitcher, but does he have the stuff?  This has been the major question surrounding the Iona College product- and son of legendary reliever Mariano Rivera.  Through his first two seasons, Rivera Jr. had been rather average struggling with his command and often times losing hitters...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals draft Mariano Rivera Jr.

The Washington Nationals have drafted Mariano Rivera Jr. in the fourth round of the MLB Draft, with the 134th overall pick. Rivera Jr. is the son of former New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera. The father Rivera pitched for nineteen seasons with the Yankees, is a sure fire Hall of Famer, thirteen-time All Star, five-time World Series Champion, and the MLB’s all-time leader...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft: Washington Nationals Snag Mariano Rivera Jr., son of Yankee’s Great, in Fourth Round

Iona’s Mariano Rivera Jr. was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference pitcher of the year this season. (Mandatory Credit: Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe/Getty Images) The Washington Nationals selected right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera Jr., son of legendary New York Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera, in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB draft Tuesday. A year ago, it appeared that...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals select Mariano Rivera III in fourth round of MLB Draft

NEW YORK -- Enter Sandman - the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former 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 also being selected the Metro Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera III drafted by Nationals in fourth round of draft

The old cliché, "Like father, like son" certainly is appropriate for this story. Pitcher Mariano Rivera III was drafted Tuesday in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. To say the right-hander from Iona College bears a resemblance to his father on the mound would be a major understatement. His entire delivery couldn't look more like his dad's. Rivera...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Sandman: Nats draft Mariano Rivera III

Little Sandman: Nats draft Mariano Rivera III
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Sandman: Nats draft Mariano Rivera III in 4th round

NEW YORK (AP) Enter Sandman - the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round 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 also being selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's pitcher...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances has a chance to be better than Mariano Rivera

You read that title right. Not every baseball fan may know Dellin Betances yet but they should start to remember his name. New York Yankees fans sure know who he is though, and while Mariano Rivera is the greatest relief pitcher we have seen to date, Betances has looked as impressive, if not more impressive than Rivera in his first few real seasons (2014, 2015) in the major league...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft profile: Mariano Rivera, Jr.

New York Yankees icon Mariano Rivera is undoubetdly the greatest closer in baseball history. With 652 saves and 952 games finished to his name (both all-time records), anyone who attempts to follow in his footsteps has big shoes to fill. Now, imagine being the son of the greatest reliever that ever lived. Envision yourself walking onto the mound with the exact same name. Can you...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns 43 Today

'The Steal'It's the 43rd birthday of Dave Roberts—and yet, he will forever be 32. That's the age he was on October 17, 2004 during Game Four of that year's ALCS. As one of the privileged 34,826 who attended the 5 hour and 2 minute contest, I can personally attest to the fact that Roberts provided the biggest thrill in this Red Sox fan's life. His epic steal off Mariano Rivera will...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

"The Yankees seem to have never met a moment they could not monetize. They scooped up the infield dirt from the game in which Derek Jeter recorded his 3,000th hit and put it in capsules that dangled from key chains. They offered a bullpen rubber from one

Billy Witz - the NY Times writer with the NY Post byline name - pens the Gray Lady's most delicious sports lead yet this season... an appreciation of Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner's tight-wadded former reign as the chief cashier of NYC sports.(Question: How is it that a guy named George A. King III writes for the Murdochian Post, while Billy Witz works at the Times?)
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera back with Yankees as guest instructor in spring

  Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees as a guest spring training instructor. Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, arrived at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. He retired as a player following the 2013 season. ''I've decided to come back,'' the 45-year-old joked. Rivera wore a batting practice uniform with his old No. 42 on it and white pinstripe pants as he worked...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Attempted Marianoization of Huston Street

You know the difference between control and command? Mariano Rivera is why the difference exists. Some pitchers are good at throwing strikes; Mariano Rivera was good at throwing Rivera strikes, which were simply strikes where Rivera wanted them to be. They looked a lot like any other strike, and pitch to pitch you wouldn’t really […]
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February 18, 2015  |  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...
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jokes About Yankees Closer’s Blown Save

Mariano Rivera joked about Yankees closer David Robertson's blown save in Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium.
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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