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Mariano Rivera

  1. New Era to sell a special edition Mariano Rivera cap

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Patch

    Today I received a box: Inside that box was a cap: On the side of that cap was a Mariano Rivera commemorative patch: Then, for the first and last time in my life, I put on a Yankees cap. These caps are actually pretty cool if Yankees stuff doesn’t bug you. The logo is gold.…

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Anna Scorecard

    Athletics 10, Mariners 2: This game was a Father’s Day treat for me. Why? Because I used it to teach my daughter how to keep score. I printed out scoresheets. I did a little sketch on the top of hers to illustrate the numbers which correspond with each defensive position. I paused the TV after…

  3. Athletics defeat Yankees in 18 innings, sweep three-game series

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EST

    Nate Freiman Getty

    It took five hours and 34 minutes, but the Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings this evening at O.Co Coliseum. Nate Freiman played hero for the Athletics, as he dropped a one-out single into left field off Mariano Rivera to drive in John Jaso for…

  4. Mariano Rivera delivers pizza

    Jun 13, 2013, 8:21 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera, Julie Vasconcellos

    Mariano Rivera‘s farewell tour continues to be pretty cool. Last night he played Pizza Claus in Oakland: Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years. Rivera carried in a pizza box Wednesday night…

  5. Quote of the Day: Mariano Rivera

    Jun 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Buster Olney spoke with Mariano Rivera yesterday. In the non-paywalled portion of his column, Olney explains Rivera’s reasoning for retiring now, even if he’s still at the top of his game. What interests me the most is this comment, though, making it abundantly clear that he is not pitching after 2013: “I don’t care if…

  6. Wanted: Real Yankees fans. Will accept, well, everyone

    May 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EST

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    Gotta go see this over at Deadspin. AT&T is going to do a commercial saluting Mariano Rivera, and Deadspin got hold of the casting call. They’re looking for “ONLY REAL YANKEE fans,” you see, and the thing details exactly what that means. Among them “street musicians – all sorts of music and peeps, but really…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2013, 7:11 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs

    Players who hit multiple home runs in a game are the new inefficiency. Teams should definitely stock up on those guys while they’re undervalued. Cubs 9, White Sox 3: Backup catcher Dioner Navarro smacked three homers — a solo, a two-run and a three-run jack — to pace the Cubbies. A Cubbies team who happen…

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EST

    New York Mets Lucas Duda reacts after he hit to get winning run against New York Yankees in New York

    Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…

  9. Mets get to Mariano Rivera in 9th, beat Yankees 2-1

    May 28, 2013, 11:53 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    After 626 saves in 19 seasons, Mariano Rivera doesn’t have many firsts left. The Mets, however, tagged him with an unfortunate one Tuesday, collecting three straight hits off him in the ninth to overcome a 1-0 deficit and beat the Yankees 2-1. It was the first time Rivera had ever taken a blown save or…

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

    May 28, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    I get all the Mariano Rivera love, but this is weird: Mets have asked Mariano Rivera to throw tonight’s ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field. He said he’d be honored to do it. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 28, 2013   It’s fun and I don’t care — personally I hope Fred Wilpon was present…

  11. Yankees set to activate Joba Chamberlain from disabled list

    May 28, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

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    According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com the Yankees will activate Joba Chamberlain from the disabled list for tonight’s game after the right-hander missed the past four weeks with a strained oblique. Chamberlain threw two innings in an extended spring training game Saturday and told Hoch that he was clocked in the mid-90s, which suggests at…

  12. Baseball’s discrimination against old players has to stop

    May 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    miguel batista getty

    Sorry. That headline may have been a bit dramatic. But see, I turn 40 in July. And while I’m generally cool with that — and while I am, in all honestly, in The Best Shape of My Life — it has dawned on me pretty clearly that we are almost to the point where there…

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: After the last scene of Don Mattingly’s managerial life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at many times along the path of his time in Los Angeles, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Clayton Kershaw then whispered, “My precious…

  14. Jason Grilli continues to dominate

    May 19, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    Jason Grilli

    Pirates closer Jason Grilli spent most of his 20’s and early 30’s bouncing from organization to organization — he pitched for the White Sox, Tigers, Rockies, and Rangers. Between 2004-09, working almost exclusively as a reliever, he posted a 4.62 ERA. He suffered a knee injury during spring training in 2010 with the Indians, forcing…

  15. Mariano Rivera is not on board with the “Start Mo” campaign

    May 16, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

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    As we noted yesterday, Billy-Ball is mounting a campaign to have Marinao Rivera start the All-Star Game. Mariano Rivera, for his part, is not interested: Mo tells me he appreciates the #StartMo campaign but that’s not him. “I’m a reliever, not a starter.” @billyball #Class #Yankees — Kevin Kernan (@WheresKernan) May 16, 2013   I…

  16. There’s a “Start Mariano Rivera in the All-Star Game” movement afoot

    May 15, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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    It only takes one person to make a movement these days, so sure, let’s call it a movement. It’s from Bill Chuck at Billy-Ball: I urge Jim Leyland and the powers that be in Major League Baseball that the starting pitcher in the All-Star Game on July 16 at Citi Field in New York City for the American…

  17. Great Moments in Core Four love

    May 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    joba chamberlain getty

    The Core Four: Derek Jeter. Mariano Rivera. Jorge Posada. And, um, maybe Clay Bellinger? I forget. Not important. What is important is that for years Yankees writers have always made sure to protect the necks of those guys, particularly Jeter and Rivera. Woe be unto anyone who is insufficiently reverent of them and woe, woe,…

  18. Yankees School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

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    Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…

  19. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  20. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera have made up

    May 12, 2013, 2:11 PM EST

    mo and joba

    Yankees relievers Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera got into a bit of a spat before Saturday’s game. You can read all about that here. But it seems that they have already put the incident behind them: Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers gotta hug twitter.com/YankeesPR/stat… — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 12, 2013

  21. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera had a mini argument Saturday in front of media and fans

    May 12, 2013, 9:31 AM EST

    joba chamberlain getty

    From Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera exchanged tense words in the dugout before Saturday night’s game, as Chamberlain took exception to Rivera instructing him to quiet down while the closer chatted with reporters about an emotional event he had held earlier in the day with several local families. “Don’t…

  22. The Kaufmann Stadium warning track is now a “No Mo Zone”

    May 10, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Mariano Rivera tore the ACL in his right knee shagging fly balls at Kaufmann Stadium last year, forcing him onto the DL for the rest of the season and putting his future in doubt. Now back in action and as strong as ever — the right-hander has a 1.88 ERA and 13 saves in as…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Royals Braves Basaeball

    Braves 6, Royals 3: I suppose the Braves will lose again at some point. I just don’t know when that point is. The team has 25 homers in 13 games. Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2: I wasn’t watching this, but as I was going to bed people on Twitter were noting that Mariano Rivera was coming…

  24. Mariano Rivera is better than me. Better than you. Better than all of us.

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:40 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    The Wall Street Journal reports on the unique nature of Mariano Rivera‘s farewell tour. Rather than going to each park and letting people make him feel special and honored, he’s connecting with the unknown and unsung in each park to let them know how much he appreciates their contributions: When Rivera decided to retire, he…

  25. Joe Nathan picks up 300th career save

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    Lost in the terrible strike call that ended yesterday’s Rangers-Rays game is that the pitch closed out the 300th save of Joe Nathan‘s career, moving him into a tie for 22nd place on the all-time list with Bruce Sutter and Jason Isringhausen. What makes Nathan’s save total especially impressive is that he didn’t become a…

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