Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Not disrobing at the end of a game
Friday, June 22, 2012
Once-in-a-lifetime athletes like LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Mariano Rivera, and Babe Ruth-Colin Herd
6/22/12, "Heard in the Herd," ESPN.com
"Colin says LeBron James should be embraced because he is
- a once-in-a-lifetime athlete like Magic Johnson,
Dwyane Wade as Miami Heat's Mariano Rivera-Sun Sentinel
6/10/12, "For Dwyane Wade, a new life as Mariano Rivera," South Florida Sun Sentinel, Ira Winderman, Oklahoma City
"In 2006, nothing less than a complete game was required, as he led the Miami Heat to what remains the franchise's lone NBA championship. In last season's NBA Finals, he worked somewhat as a set-up man, trying to ease LeBron James through an ill-fated championship round against the Dallas Mavericks. This year, Dwyane Wade arrives back at the NBA Finals
- as Mariano Rivera. The Heat's closer.
It isn't necessarily a role that has been designed by coach Erik Spoelstra, or one that Wade has sought. It just sort of evolved as the byproduct of rough starts through this postseason run to this championship series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Over the final three games of the Heat's seven-game Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics, Wade scored 31 points in the fourth quarters, his highest-scoring quarter in each of those games. Of his 150 points in the seven games against the Celtics, 106 came after halftime.
That essentially led to saves over the final two games of the series after the Heat had fallen into a 3-2 hole."...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rivera at Siro's Monday, June 18, said will be 'back on field as soon as possible'
"Mariano Rivera was given a standing ovation as he left a packed room on crutches at Siro’s on Monday, following knee surgery. Rivera is a co-owner of the new Second Avenue restaurant, where he told diners, “This is the first time I’ve been home for Father’s Day in 20 years.” He added, “My recovery is going well, and I’m going to be back on the field as soon as possible.” He dined with his wife, Clara, and sons Mariano Jr., Jafet and Jaziel. Rivera earlier said last week’s surgery on his injured right knee “went perfectly.”" photo Reuters
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last night at the old Yankee Stadium, Jeter addresses crowd
Saturday, June 16, 2012
David Robertson's first day back
Russell Martin and David Robertson after game v Washington Nationals, 6/15/12,
final 7-2 Yankees, getty
Friday, June 08, 2012
Mariano in Panama, Nov. 2005, George Bush there also
- 11/7/2005, "U.S. President Bush, right, signs autographs for an unidentified Panamanian baseball player, left, New York Yankee relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, center, looks on during a baseball event with Panamanian youth at Ciudad del Saber in Panama City, Monday, Nov. 7, 2005. Panama's President Martin Torrijos is seen at rear." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak), from NY Post
Monday, June 04, 2012
Not many slump-proof closers
6/3/12, "Q. The Cubs don’t have a designated closer right now. Yet, you seem to think there’s a silver lining here. Explain.
- A. Aside from Mariano Rivera (when healthy), there just aren’t many slump-proof closers, which creates a real headache for a manager who is nearly locked into using the same guy in the ninth inning every day."