Mariano Rivera

On Deck: September 27th - Big Shoes to Fill

by Kenny Ducey

Keith Allison || Flickr

Kenny Ducey and Eric Mollo discuss everything surrounding the Yankees, from Mariano's retirement to free agency and A-Rod's appeal hearing. They also talk about the recent brawl between the Braves and Brewers, the worst K/BB ratio in 30 years, and much more!

Quiet October

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: Kwong Yee Cheng

 

Baseball is romantic and it is cruel. The Yankees have four games left to play but their season is now effectively over and the playoffs are out of reach. The sun has set on two pillars of Yankee folklore and the impressive charade of a mostly bench player roster has finally worn down and come to grips with a reality many thought earlier this year was destiny.

Exit Sandman

by JT Mercurio

Mariano Takes the Mound in Final All Star Game

This past Tuesday, Mariano Rivera stopped at Mets-Willets point on the 7 Train for the very last time.  Well, he didn’t necessarily take the subway, but you get the point- the Greatest Closer of All Time made his final appearance in Queens, on the biggest in season stage possible: the All Star Game.  The song was there. The cheers were there.  And of course, the chills and the tears were there.  It was certainly a moment baseball fans who tuned into the game and those who were in attendance will remember forever. 

How Sweep It Is

by Julian Atienza

Flickr | TheBigTog

 

The Mets swept the Yankees for the first time that the sixteen year-series has been played, and it was only the fourth time they won the season series. Contained within those four games was the first blown save in 2013 for the great Mariano Rivera (the first time he failed to record an out in his storied career), a 9-4 blowout much needed by a struggling offense, and four starters who pitched into the sixth inning or deeper. 

Something Sort of Grandish

by Mack Rosenberg

Flickr || dbfoto

The Yankees welcomed back Curtis Granderson this week from a fractured forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch in spring training. The 32 year-old has been a mainstay as the starting center fielder in New York since arriving in 2010. He’s hit over 40 home runs in each of the past two seasons, transforming himself from a speedster who knows how to get on base into a power hitting machine.

Mariano's Final Act

by Steve Simineri

Flickr | Keith Allison

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. Yankee fans knew the day where iconic closer Mariano Rivera would announce to the world that 2013 would be his final in pinstripes was coming someday soon.

The announcement wasn’t much of a surprise, but it’s a day that Yankee fans rue. At 42 and with only one year remaining on his contract, Rivera seemed to be plotting his retirement last spring, dropping hints that 2012 would be his swan song.

Yankees Old Band Back Together for One Final Rodeo

by Steve Simineri

Flickr | Keith Allison

In November of 2007, the Yankees signed 36 year-old Jorge Posada to a four-year, $52 million pact. At the time, they knew that it would probably be the final contract handed out to their longtime backstop, but what the Yankees didn’t predict is that his fellow core four buddies would still be marching on together in the year 2013.

Mystique of Core Four still looms large in the Bronx

by Steve Simineri

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Thirty one years after the Beatles first landed in the United States, another famous quartet touched down for the first time in the summer of 1995. That year, under manager Buck Showalter, the Yankees won the inaugural American League wild card, and the core four all first put on their pinstripes.