Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Rivera: "THE GREATEST RELIEVER IN HISTORY"--Joel Sherman
April 3, 2007 -- "EVERY eye in the house honed in on Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning yesterday and that was totally understandable.
- The greatest reliever in history was as great as ever. He struck out the side to punctuate a 9-5 Yankees victory over Tampa Bay, culminating a poignant Opening Day..."
- ***Notice the distinction***Sherman doesn't just cherry-pick a meaningless stat--he looks at all of them, the substance of the player's records, not just the cookie stat of "total" saves handed out by a manager.