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Yankee Hell Number 13 won't be retired, but soon, it will be gone

The Yankees' obsession with retiring numbers invokes a cool, futuristic scenario where someday, as the oceans are creeping upon Steinbrenner Field, some fattie DH waddles out of the dugout wearing No. 134. Eighteen Yankee numbers are retired, with three more to go this summer.If Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra hadn't shared number 8, and Mariano Rivera and Jackie Robinson didn't both...
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3 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera back with Yankees as guest instructor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) 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 comeback,'' the 45-year-old joked. Rivera wore a batting practice uniform with his old No. 42 on it and white pinstripe pants...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

"They can dream of becoming the Royals." Humiliating, depressing quotes about the Yankees from the opening of camp

I'm sticking with Cusackuntil the first juju intervention.It's possible, that will comeduring spring training.Wow. I just slogged through the morning grist. I need a shower. This is the opening of camp - a time when everybody - no matter how awful they were last year - is the second coming of Roy Hobbs or Syd Finch... or somebody, anybody.  Instead, the news reads likes a rant Alphonso...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco’s Change Doesn’t Really Have a Comp

I’m back again to close out your week by talking about pitch comps. I’ve talked about pitch comps a lot lately, looking at Henderson Alvarez, and Mariano Rivera, and Cole Hamels, and so on. Pitch comps love Marcus Stroman. Not coincidentally, I also love Marcus Stroman, but this is going to be about a different […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Day in Baseball: 2/17

On this day in 1990, Yankees scout Herb Raybourn made what seemed at the time a relatively insignificant signing.  Raybourn came to terms on a $3,000 contract with a slight 20 year-old pitcher from Panama City. Raybourn was drawn by the righty’s effortless and smooth delivery, but underwhelmed by his velocity. At the time, young Mariano Rivera had only been pitching for two weeks...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago

On February 17, 1990, the Yankees signed a young Panama […] The post The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
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15 days ago  |  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...
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January 04, 2015  |  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 at playing in the post...
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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 players...
Via The Other Paper
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 - golfer John...
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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...
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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)."
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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
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