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2004 Red Sox-Yankees Brawl Still Memorable 10 Years Later (Video)

The 2004 season was a special one for Boston Red Sox and for obvious reasons. Oct. 27, 2004 will always be remembered as the day the Sox ended decades and decades of suffering for their fans by winning their first World Series in 86 years. Many still feel, however, that 2004 really started to become something special on July 24 of that season. The Red Sox hosted the Yankees on a...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Has it Really Been 10 Years Since That Varitek/A-Rod Brawl?

Tuesday night, after the Red Sox **** the bed in somewhat predictable fashion, leaving an unsettling number of runners in scoring position just 24 hours after scoring 14 runs, I calmly shut off my TV, emptied my last beer, checked my scraggy face in the mirror and said, “Ah, we’ll get ‘em tomorrow.” Then I had to catch myself. Optimism? On the heels of a Red Sox loss? From...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of the ‘core four’ evolved from our pinstripe rivals across town...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bombers decline to sign Mo’s son to contract

The Yankees announced Saturday they have signed 26 of their 39 selections in the 2014 amateur draft, and one name stood out of the 13 players who didn’t sign: right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera, selected in the 29th round. Rivera is, of course, the son of the Yankees’ legendary closer. Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer said the team considered Rivera, who will be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. Heading Back to School

Last month, the New York Yankees drafted the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera.  But, on Saturday, the team announced that the second generation hurler won’t be following in his father’s footsteps anytime soon. Yankees announced signings of their top 15 draft picks. 29th Rd pick Mariano Rivera Jr did not sign and will return to Iona College. — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Get the Next Retirement Tour?

This is the fourth season in five in which we’ve experienced — or for some, endured — a retirement tour. First was Bobby Cox in 2010, and then Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter have all been feted by their peers around the game. That begs the question, who’s next? Well, if our very […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

OJTB Yankees Spotlight: RHP David Robertson

With RHP Mariano Rivera’s retirement at the end of last season, RHP David Robertson was in a tough spot. He was, after all, replacing arguably the greatest closer in the history of baseball. To the delight of the Yankees and their fans, Robertson has thrived in his new role. At the All-Star Break, Robertson has converted 23 of his 25 save opportunities. Getty Images Robertson,...
Via One Jet At A Time
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Metallica stars in new This is SportsCenter commercial

The newest ESPN This is SportsCenter commercial has been getting some love online, and we’d figure it would be worth sharing. In the ad, Metallica is hanging out at ESPN’s Bristol offices wondering what to do now that Mariano Rivera retired. Personally, I think ESPN missed a huge opportunity by not inserting John Clayton into this commercial after the hilarious ad he was in...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Metallica Working on John Daly’s Entrance Music?

For years, Metallica has been an integral part of stadium playlists – most notably as the entrance music for now-retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. With Mo out of baseball, the band is now pondering their future and trying to find something to do in the newest SportsCenter commercial: Honestly, if it weren’t for the quiet, subdued nature of professional golf, John Daly would...
Via Back9Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Leaves Metallica Out of Work In ESPN Commercial (Video)

The effects of Mariano Rivera’s retirement have been far-reaching, according to ESPN’s newest “This Is SportsCenter” commercial. The 30-second spot, which will first air during Monday night’s Home Run Derby, features Metallica looking for a new sports gig to no avail. With the New York Yankees closer hanging up his cleats after the 2013 season, taking his “Enter Sandman”...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Metallica Stars In the Latest Sportscenter Commercial

Now that Mariano Rivera has retired and doesn’t need “Enter Sandman,” the guys from Metallica have just been hanging around the Sportscenter offices in Bristol, CT trying to figure out their next move. They recently played Glastonbury, which caused a big uproar from festival-goers as well as musicians like Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner.  The group seems like they have a good...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter disses Mark Teixeira in hilarious interview

Derek Jeter seems to be keeping a relatively low profile during his last season as a Yankee. And — while his Farewell Tour doesn't seem to be as fun-filled as Mariano Rivera's goodbye gag-fest last season — just a day before his 40th birthday, the Yankees captain showed his lighter side and smashed it out of the park.Jeter, who would never stare down or bail on an inept...
Via The Other Paper
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 ALDS Game 4, Alomar Homers off Rivera

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle went all out for Jeter's last game, because they know there won't be any post-season appearance

No argument here."Like Mariano Rivera last year in his valedictory, Jeter is awash in appreciation these days. The Mariners did it up right before the game Tuesday as he embarks on his final series here, barring a postseason matchup (yeah, I know that’s a pipe-dream; the Yankees probably don’t have the horses)."
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Even legends getting in on LA vs. NY rivalry

As the Stanley Cup Final continues, the Los Angeles vs. New York rivalry is at its peak. Even all-time greats from the respective cities are getting in on the action. Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Yankees great Mariano Rivera faced each other in an air hockey game on Monday. Delta Airlines at JFK airport organized the charity event and will donate $5,000 to a foundation of...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera And Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wear Stanley Cup Jerseys

  Looks like both Mariano Rivera and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have the Stanley Cup fever. As the series heads back to the Big Apple, Delta Airlines brought in two former star athletes to don the jerseys of their cities’ hockey teams–the New York Rangers and the LA Kings. Hanging @ #Delta w #MarianoRivera pic.twitter.com/6xnfIoPTJQ — Kareem […] The post Mariano Rivera And Kareem...
Via Diehardsport
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar catch Stanley Cup fever

Some serious star power was on hand to commemorate the Stanley Cup Final’s return to New York City. Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donned the uniforms of their cities’ respective hockey teams Monday morning as part of a Delta Airlines promotion. The two announced the rows for a Delta flight, hung out on...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hangs with Mariano Rivera wearing Kings-Rangers jerseys

Former Laker and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former Yankee and MLB legend hung out with Delta Airlines today, and they showed their opposing support for the Stanley Cup Finals. Hanging @ #Delta w #MarianoRivera pic.twitter.com/6xnfIoPTJQ — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) June 9, 2014 Not many words are needed for this instant classic shot, two legends, two […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Powers Look Alike Drafted by the Yankees

If the Yankees fail to draft any talent in this draft, they can always look back and see that they at least made a lot of interesting picks. Yesterday, we broke a story about the team drafting Mariano Rivera’s son in the 29th round.  Before taking Mo Jr., they drafted a clone of a fictional pitcher from a television show. In the 14th round, the Yankees drafted Sean Carley, or...
Via New York Sports-Kings
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Draft Mariano Rivera’s Son, Mariano Rivera III

Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees. Sort of. The Bronx Bombers drafted Rivera’s son, Mariano Rivera III, with the 872nd pick in the 2014 MLB draft. Rivera is a sophomore at Iona College, where he started 12 games and pitched five complete games in 2014. He posted a 2-5 record with a 5.40 ERA in 70 innings pitched, with a fastball that toppped out at 92 mph, according...
Via NESN.com
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Slap a Sticker on It: The Rivera Avenue Story

Yankee die-hard Nicole Saulter was one of the fans behind the name change of River Avenue outside Yankee Stadium to Rivera Avenue in honor of legendary closer Mariano Rivera. This is her story. It started in a bar. Most great stories you hear do include alcohol to some extent. You never hear anyone say, “I'd just finished drinking a glass of water when…” I'd met my...
Via The Sports Post
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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