Monday, October 09, 2017


Mariano Rivera throws ceremonial first pitch of ALDS game 4 at the Stadium

10/9/17, "Mariano Rivera throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the ALDS," Andrew Marchand, ESPN

10/9/17, ALDS game 4, Cleveland Indians at NY Yankees


10/9/2017, "Mariano Rivera threw out the first pitch before ALDS Game 4 and, naturally, it was a cutter,", Michael Clair

"Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest reliever and postseason pitcher of all-time. And he managed to do it with just one pitch: His magical cutter. So, when he was called to throw out the first pitch before the Yankees' must-win Game 4 of the ALDS presented by Doosan, he went back to the well....

Just look at that: In jeans and four years after his last big league pitch and he's still got that thing moving all over the place."



"When the Yankees blew an 8-3 lead in Game 2 of the ALDS after Joe Girardi prematurely pulled CC Sabathia, the outcry was considerable — as if Girardi’s decision was abnormal. But he has been illogically bullpen-dependent since Mariano Rivera retired in 2013!"...

10/12/17, "MLB managers earn the bullpen-happy infamy they deserve," NY Post, Phil Mushnick


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