Friday, May 4, 2012

Mariano rivera

  • On the surface, Mariano Rivera's injury seems to have come doing something reckless or at the very least pointless. The legendary closer tore up his right knee Thursday as he was sprinting to chase down a fly ball during batting practice.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera privately told friends he planned all along to continue pitching at least one more season in 2013, and now that hes facing season-ending knee surgery, Yankees executive Reggie Jackson believes hell definitely try to return.
  • (USA Today)
  • Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesMariano Rivera has more saves than three teams since 1995. Whether it's a freak injury or a demotion, the New York Yankees are the latest team in 2012 in search of a new closer.
  • (ESPN)
  • The joke among the Yankees for the past 18 seasons is that the best center fielder on the team is Mariano Rivera. The great Rivera did not run stadium stairs or grind out miles on the treadmill to keep his body lean and fit.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • Twelve hours later, I still cant believe it.
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  • No, no, no. This wont do. Say it aint Mo. Send this Mariano Rivera last chapter back to rewrite. What fool among of the gods of baseball fate came up with this bright idea? Goodbye was inevitable. Everyone knew that.
  • (USA Today)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If there has been one constant with the Yankees during the most recent edition of their dynasty, it has been the unparalleled success and durability of their closer, Mariano Rivera.
  • (New York Times)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mariano Riveras career may have ended Thursday night, not while basking in the glow of adoring fans at Yankee Stadium, but in agonizing pain on the outfield grass before a few thousand fans in Kansas City.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Some people will throw their hands in the air and scream to the skies, denouncing the Yankees for allowing him to shag fly balls in the outfield.
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  • Spotting Mariano Rivera during batting practice was never a chore. A Yankee hitter would blast a shot into the outfield gaps and a blur would bolt across the grass to grab it. That blur was Rivera, who shagged fly balls as part of his pregame routine.
  • (YES Network)

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