Yours truly, on 42-year-old Yankees great Mariano Rivera’s tragic, fluke, season-ending knee injury:
Time’s effects, even against Rivera — the most graceful and
elegant ballplayer I’ve ever seen, the closest thing in sports to
an ageless wonder — are ignominious. The Yankees often win, but
in the end, time always wins — the one opponent against which
even the Yankees will forever be underdogs.