The first 18,000 fans were supposed to get jiggly statues of their soon-to-be retired star. But the bobbleheads didn't arrive on time. When they did, there were long lines and hot tempers. What's more, the Yanks lost. All in all, it was a night to fuhgeddabout.
Mariano Rivera, just in case you haven't heard anyone mention this in the last eight minutes, is old. How old? Well, he won't become the oldest pitcher to lead his league in saves. For one thing, he's probably going to finish this season with fewer saves than Jim Johnson. Show More Summary
To celebrate Mariano Rivera’s retirement, the Yankees chose Tuesday night as Mariano Rivera bobblehead night. The only problem is there were no bobbleheads. Before the game the Yankees were expecting their shipment of 18,000 Mariano River bobbleheads to arrive. Show More Summary
Last Sunday, two of the greatest Yankees in that team's storied history, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, pitched in Yankee Stadium for the last time in their respective careers. It was a bittersweet day for Yankee fans as they remembered...Show More Summary
Even Mariano Rivera can’t make the save in this situation. There was mass chaos before the New York Yankees’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The team was having a bobblehead giveaway in honor of its retiring closer. The only problem was, the bobbleheads didn’t actually show up before the game. [...]
It is Mariano Rivera bobblehead giveaway night, and the Yankees do not have any Mariano Rivera bobbleheads to give away. Read more...
All the recent hoopla around Mariano Rivera's retirement brings to mind other, crappier ways that famous athletes have elected to leave the game(s) they love. Read more...
One couldn't help noticing that 43-year-old Mariano Rivera's pitched well this season. Sunday, 40-year-old LaTroy Hawkins notched his 100th career save, and said after the game that he's got every intention of pitching next season if someone will have him. Show More Summary
While Mariano Rivera was busy being serenaded by Metallica and cheered and worshiped by millions of people in New York City on Sunday, Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was driving in four runs to help ease the sting of his team’s 13-9 loss to the San Diego Padres in a duel of two teams just padding stats.
In a ceremony that honored New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera Sunday, the pitcher thanked God for his years on the team and for the opportunity to play for the organization.
Acura, the luxury division of Honda Motor Co., is launching an ad campaign featuring New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, who is nearing the end of his storied career.
On Sunday afternoon, the Yankees honored Mariano Rivera with a touching tribute, pomp and circumstance and a farewell befitting of his illustrious career as the greatest closer of all time. Due to a combination of longevity, dominance...Show More Summary
Metallica made a surprise appearance at Yankee Stadium on Sunday to play "Enter Sandman" during a ceremony honoring Mariano Rivera. Fans had been speculating about the appearance for weeks after Metallica scheduled a show at The Apollo Theater in Harlem on the same weekend as the ceremony honoring Rivera. Show More Summary
My friends, this is the end. Many of life's sweetest joys are reaching their bitter conclusions. Summer is behind us, Breaking Bad is one week from closing shop and Mariano Rivera' incredible career will conclude this weekend. WorstShow More Summary
Yankees player Mariano Rivera announced he was going to retire earlier this year, and he has only a few more dates left to play at Yankee Stadium. With retirement looming, the team put together a special day for the player and the team?s...Show More Summary
It's looking pretty likely that Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer and one-pitch pitcher in MLB history, will play his last game this Sunday. He holds the saves record at 652, but this only scratches the surface of his statistical dominance. Show More Summary
Legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is about to wrap up his farewell season, and on Sunday the Bronx Bombers held a lavish 50-minute ceremony to celebrate Mo’s career prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants. It included visits from a number of baseball dignitaries, including the widow of the late Jackie […]
The Sports Retort podcast discusses fatigue over the Mariano Rivera tributes, the “Just Not That Good” New York Giants, college football’s undefeated teams and body-switch movies.
Say what you want about the guys from Metallica – they’re old and balding, they’ve lost their edge, it’s like watching your grandparents mosh, etc. – the fact that they showed up to Yankee Stadium yesterday to play “Enter Sandman” and honor baseball’s great closer Mariano Rivera is pretty awesome. Show More Summary
The end of the 2013 season will bring to a close one of the most storied careers in baseball history. Legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will hang it up after 19 seasons. Few players are as universally respected as Rivera,...Show More Summary