Sunday, November 30, 2008


2008 MLB All Star Game


While Papelbon was pitching.


Peter Abraham sends regards to Mariano

"In 10 or 20 years, when there is a better perspective of what the Yankees accomplished from 1996-2007,

How many starting pitchers do you think were able to pitch confidently knowing that Mariano was behind them? How many times did the hitters know in a tight game that one run was all they needed?

(His 117.1 post season innings are the equivalent of 2 full additional seasons while others were resting up to accumulate the next year's cheap save stat). sm

Friday, November 28, 2008


Happy Birthday, Mo!

On November 29, 1969, Mariano Rivera arrived on the scene in Panama City, Panama. I was reminded of his 39th birthday by Peter Abraham's notation today:
photo by Reuters, Francona hands the ball to Rivera, All Star game, Yankee Stadium 7/15/08

Monday, November 24, 2008


Tony Dungy cites Mariano Rivera after Colts win v Steelers

(From, 'The Closer'): "It was (Melvin) Bullitt’s team-high fifth interception of the season, but as importantly,

Bullitt, a free agent from Texas A&M, intercepted Rosenfels in Houston in Week 5 to clinch a come-from-behind, 31-27 victory at Reliant Stadium,

“We were mentioning that in there (the locker room),” (Tony) Dungy said. “It’s kind of

It’s not often you get one to end a game in a season, but having three and three big ones when we needed them, that’s great." 11/17/08

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