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Greg Holland, Craig Kimbrel Honored

Nine All-Time Great Relievers Voted for Revamped Honors KANSAS CITY – Greg Holland of the American League Champion Kansas City Royals is the inaugural “Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year” and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is the first “Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year,” Major League Baseball announced today.  Both Holland and...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland wins first Mariano Rivera Award

Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The AL version of the award is now known as the Mariano Rivera Award, and the first winner of it is Royals closer Greg Holland. The announcement was made by commissioner-to-be Rob Manfred before Game 2 of the 2014 World Series, with Craig...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson’s Draft Picks Are Indication Of Long Term Plan

The hardest thing about building a winning team is the anticipation. Before 1996, there were no guarantees that Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the rest of a very young Yankees team would prosper at the same time, if at all. The same can be said about the 1986 Mets. Frank Cashen took Daryl Strawberry with the #1 overall pick in the 1980 draft. It happened to be the very first pick...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This day in Yankees history | 2003

There’s a flyball deep to left! IT’S ON ITS WAY, THERE IT GOES! AND THE YANKEES ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES. AARON BOONE HAS HIT A HOME RUN! The curse was alive and well. Old Yankee Stadium was rocking. Aaron Boone circled the bases and jumped onto home plate. The Boston Red Sox and their fans had experienced more heartache. Ah – the good old days. 11 years ago today, Boone...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards/Dodgers Is the New Yankees/Sox

Not so long ago, you couldn’t get away with not seeing he Yankees & Sox play baseball. After the Red Sox stunned the baseball world (including their own fans) by coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the 2004 ALCS, the programmers at ESPN and FOX went whole hog on the series anytime they played. It was TV catnip. Everyone pissed and moaned about seeing the Yanks/Sawx AGAIN?! ...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. With two outs in the eighth, Sandy Alomar knots the game at two, driving a 2-0 pitch from Mariano Rivera over the wall in right field. In the ninth, Marquis...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How $5,000 ended up costing the Royals chance at Mariano Rivera

What a tremendous scene — not just here at Kauffman Stadium, but in this whole darn city. When you go to the downtown CVS at 7:15 Tuesday morning and you’re greeted by employees wearing Royals shirts, you know they’re into it. That a 29-year wait for postseason baseball action makes folks hungry. The Royals’ American League wild-card game against Oakland had much of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  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.
Via Gamedayr
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter May Owe $16,000 In Taxes On Farewell Gifts

The thought of paying taxes on GIFTS hurt Derek Jeter all over again.  Much like Mariano Rivera, the Derek Jeter farewell tour is coming to an end soon, including an end to the gifts. Here’s the interesting twist in these nice gestures made by several teams: Derek Jeter might have to pay taxes on them. According to Rob Raiola, an accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 23, 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...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Yankee tradition: Soul-shattering loss on the day they honor outgoing hero

Three hits. Three stinking hits.Two unearned runs. Two stinking unearned runs.Jeter's old friends showed up. Too bad his teammates didn't.Remember last year's Mariano Rivera Day? I didn't think the Yankee organization could embarrass itself in a more mind-numbing way than when they "honored" Mo by blowing the game against San Francisco, ending his last chance...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 07, 2014  |  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
July 20, 2014  |  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
July 20, 2014  |  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
July 20, 2014  |  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
July 19, 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

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
July 14, 2014  |  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
July 14, 2014  |  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
July 14, 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
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