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The Mets have asked Mariano Rivera to throw out the first pitch tonight

May 28, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

I get all the Mariano Rivera love, but this is weird:

 

It’s fun and I don’t care — personally I hope Fred Wilpon was present at the christening of Chipper Jones’ kid Shea — but I feel like there are a lot of Mets fans who are gonna be kinda irked that the guy who is likely going to close out tonight’s Mets loss will be throwing out the first pitch too.

  1. scoratz - May 29, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    The first pitch wore him out and for the first time in his career Rivera blew a save and lost a game without recording an out!

  2. ermur22 - May 29, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    Your right he did throw the last pitch HAHA

  3. jl9830 - May 29, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    This is a bit too far. An honorary video and ovation, sure. But the first pitch? F that, he’s still the competition.

  4. midjerseyfatcat - May 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Mariano better get back to basics because last night he should have been covering home rather than trying to direct traffic by finger pointing from the mound. This was a sweet win for he Mets but probably their last one off the Yankees for awhile.

    The first time I saw the Mets play live was back in June of 1968. I was just back from Vietnam and was treated to a doubleheader between the Mets and St.Louis. I saw Bob Gibson pitch and saw Roger Maris play right field. Both were great that day. Maris made a throw from deep RF to third base that was fantastic. What a arm the guy had and Gibson threw a shutout. All of that for $2.12 a seat. Those were the days unlike today’s players that are sometimes over paid and don’t have all the skills that were needed back then to make it in the “big leagues”. That’s why I made the comment about Mariano not backing up home plate but it was a good game over all.

    Things were different back then and if anybody had a beef with somebody it was handled not by a stare or slapping with an open hand like little girls but Gibson would deliver a little “chin music” to the next guy up. It was expected and nobody backed down like they do today. Just digging in your spikes a little too much was enough for the next pitch to put you on your a-s. Those were the days not like today when in the bottom of the ninth the first three Meets deliver three straight hits and everybody gets up and goes home like it was suppose to happen just like that.

    So us Met fans have to enjoy beating the Yankees every time we can and always hoping for more. Baseball is big time entertainment and nothing else but it is nice to see the “pets” of the big leagues get knocked on their a-ses. Let’s go Mets!!!!!

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