Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mike Francesa on Mariano Rivera, 8/21/07
- Mike Francesa, PM drive co-host on WFAN radio in New York. Mike speaks the truth as he isn't tied to ESPN/MLB platforms.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Mariano makes front and back cover of NY Post, Back Cover of Newsday,
August 7, 2007 -- TORONTO - "Mariano Rivera's Hall-of-Fame career doesn't require additional validation. He won't need more than one ballot to enter Cooperstown. Yet, how he pitches across the final eight weeks of the season will play a colossal role in the Yankees reaching October or going home early.
- Yesterday, Rivera showed the Yankees universe that he is up to the task. Asked to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning when the Blue Jays had Alex Rios, Vernon Wells and Frank Thomas coming to the plate, Rivera responded with three strikeouts that sealed a 5-4 matinee victory that was witnessed by 42,714 at Rogers Centre.
"He is amazing," winning pitcher Andy Pettitte said of Rivera, who notched his 18th save in 20 tries. "He is throwing hard and his ball is cutting again with command.
- That's why he is the best, the best ever.""
From article by George King, NY Post, "Mo Vintage Relief," 8/7/07
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Mariano in context by a poster to Lohud Yankee blog
We aren’t suggesting that Joba is the next Mariano.
- There probably will never be another Mariano. Getting to watch him pitch is a once in a lifetime treat, something I cherish every single time he comes into the game. We are watching the absolute best at his position by far. No other position in baseball has such a definitive number one player other than the babe.
What many of us are saying is that Joba has certainly dominated minor league players. If that isn’t a meter of possible success in the bigz, than nothing else is, and you might as well never ever promote a player. Our starting pitching is almost as good as anyone’s and we have the number one offense in baseball currently. Our pen is in shambles however, and there is no place to go but up. If we are to make a legitimate playoff push, we need help asap. By not acquiring Gagne, Cash placed a huge vote of confidence in his youth. He needs to act accordingly. I hope to see Joba up by Monday." (posted 8/05/07)