Sunday, May 30, 2010


At the Stadium, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


At Twins, May 26, two saves in one day for 6th time

Mariano Rivera pitches 2 saves in one day for sixth time.
top, after 2nd save in one day, 3-2, from; other 2 photos, 9th inning of rain delayed game concluded 5/26,
final score 1-0, for first of 2 saves in one day, both


Friday, May 21, 2010


At Citifield, May 21

1 and 2 with Arod, top and bottom AP, middle getty, before interleague game with Mets

Friday, May 14, 2010


At the Stadium v Twins, May 14

top with Francisco Cervelli, both ap, v Twins, final 8-4

Thursday, May 13, 2010


At Detroit, May 12, 2010

Cervelli and Rivera v Detroit Tigers, final score 8-0, second game of
doubleheader. ap. Media deprived of bigger than 12 day story.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Extra Mariano video from E:60

E:60 Extra Mariano Rivera from E60 on Vimeo.


Friday, May 07, 2010


Rivera rare appearance in the dugout, Boston

Rivera 3rd from right, Posada greets Randy Winn, Josh Beckett
still on the mound. Suzyn mentioned on radio that Posada and
Mariano were standing at the railing looking very concerned about
Yankee hitters being hit by Beckett. By the 9th inning Rivera was
in the bullpen warming up in case he was needed, which he wasn't.
5/7 game, getty.

Thursday, May 06, 2010


The core 8 of today's Yankees-Lupica

This was before Andy Pettitte, old, with a history of elbow problems, would leave a winning game against the Orioles because of, well, an elbow problem. This was at

He is the best of them all and the greatest of them all

in the year when he wants to win his sixth World Series a few weeks before he turns 41. And he had been set down for a couple of days this week with a sore hip.

And then they nearly did as the Orioles scored two in the 8th and two in the 9th and turned a blow-out snoozer of an afternoon game into 7-5.

So they didn't need the great Rivera on Wednesday afternoon the way they will most likely need him at Fenway this weekend, and across the summer and into the fall.

We hear more than ever about the Core Four - Mo, Pettitte, Posada, Jeter - those guys celebrated in story and probably song eventually. But the core of this Yankee team is these eight guys, no particular order:

"Mariano Rivera warns 'nobody gets to stay young forever' as Yankees continue showing signs of age," Mike Lupica, Thursday online column, NY Daily News, 5/6/10


Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Commies use name of Rivera to try to stoke race war and intimidate MLB. Forget MLB gave World Baseball Classic to brutal Mexico.

The big money in the world wants permanent chaos and anarchy in America which includes
""Will Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera have to show ID to take the mound next year?" wonders the

"If Mets or Yankees players attend the All-Star Game, they could be subjected to the same suspicion, profiling, and harassment now threatening thousands of Arizonans -- both immigrants and citizens," writes Dan Cantor in an email sent to the group's 130,000-person mailing list, asking them to sign an open letter that will be presented to the owners of both teams.

  • As the email notes, Arizona started recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day after the N.F.L. moved the Super Bowl out of the state. And other Major Leaguers have said they won't participate if the law remains in effect next year.

I was all set to make a joke about how this is much more of a dilemma for the Yankees, but--as it turns out--the Mets had more All-Stars than the Yanks last year."

Why didn't the "Working Families Party" object when MLB gave the World Baseball Classic to Mexico with its record of beating and raping immigrants? ed.


Monday, May 03, 2010



"Paul, I don't mean to nitpick, but I guess I will anyway. You mentioned that you didn't know of any set-up men that finished in the top four in Cy Young voting.
Your point is clear, though. Zambrano's future isn't as a set-up man. Brett Baker, Highland, Ind.

Answer: Thanks for the relevant information about Rivera, and you're right, the point is Zambrano's future is not as a set-up man."
Hand picked groups of 28 voters have kept Mo's name as scarce as possible on Cy Young ballots ever since. If you've seen ballots from some of these years, AL and NL, who did and didn't get votes, you would ask questions. But that information isn't readily available to the general public. If the process were defensible, it would not be secret.
P.S. From Joel Sherman: "Rivera broke Goose Gossage's Yankee relief record of Most amazingly, of the record 4,962 homers spanked in 1996, Rivera allowed just one, Page 208 from Joel Sherman's book, "Birth of a Dynasty," about the 1996 Yankees, published in 2006 by Rodale. Following the 1996 regular season, Rivera pitched 14.1IP in the post season.


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