Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

The Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2016: Part two


January 6th, 2016. Make sure you all have the day firmly planted in your minds. This Wednesday, at 3:00 PM EST, Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, will announce the upcoming inductees for this year’s class. With that said, I feel we can forgo the formalized intro I normally like to include in these analyses. ...

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Numbers show: Don’t put your closer in when the game is tied

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From 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’s Bells.” It sends ...

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Mariano Rivera walks off mound for last time at Yankee Stadium

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Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, who is also retiring when the season ends Sunday, came to the mound to remove Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. “I was bombarded with emotions and feelings,” Rivera said. “Everything hit. I ...

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Are Yankees headed towards rebuilding?

MLB: ALCS-Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees

After starting the second-half with a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox in the opener of their three-game, weekend series on Friday night, the New York Yankees ended their three-game skid with a 4-2 win in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Now 52-45 and in fourth place, six-games out of first, the Yankees continue to somehow keep pace with the pack ...

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Mariano Rivera throws out ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field


Your browser does not support iframes. Prior to the Subway Series game between the New York Yankees and New York Mets, Mariano Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field on Tuesday. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon personally asked Rivera if he would throw out the first pitch during a pregame presentation honoring Rivera, hours before the first pitch. ...

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Mariano Rivera, Joba Chamberlain ok after “shush” incident

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New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain said their is no issue between him and Mariano Rivera.  Chamberlain scolded Rivera before Saturday night’s 3-2 win over Kansas City, telling Rivera to never “shush” him. “It’s over with, it’s done, it’s really not an issue in the first place,” Chamberlain said. The small incident happened when Rivera was talking to reporters in ...

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