Thursday, as you probably heard, the Yankees lost to the Athletics in 18 innings, with the A's finally plating the decisive run after a couple of hits of Mariano Rivera. A lot happened before then, though, as ESPN.com's Wallace Matthews...Show More Summary
Mariano Rivera said goodbye to the city of Oakland on Thursday, continuing his retirement farewell tour. Unfortunately, it didn't go as planned for the New York Yankees closer, as the Oakland Athletics stole a 3-2 victory in an 18-inning marathon, and Mo got beat up. Show More Summary
Yankees pitcher and all-around good dude Mariano Rivera continued his farewell tour of the country's stadiums with a stop at the Oakland Athletics stadium this week. This time, the closer made a special delivery to the facility's mail room, where he surprised longtime employee Julie Vasconcellos with a pizza. [ more › ]
Mariano Rivera is bringing a fantastic career to a close by bringing saves, strikeouts and pizzas to the masses. The Wall Street Journal reports that the star Yankees closer posed as a pizza deliveryman amid a farewell tour that is just as much about goodwill as it is about goodbyes. Show More Summary
I took a break from the blog for a few days to take in some real live baseball at Safeco Field, where I got to see Andy Pettitte notch his 250th career victory and see Mariano Rivera save his 3553453th game. Something like that, anyway. Show More Summary
The 2013 MLB draft is rife with potential aces, big bats and slick fielders, but the selection of future stars doesn ’t end there. Teams will also be looking for the next Mariano Rivera or Joe Nathan, the type of closer who can shut down games in the late innings. Show More Summary
A tipster who has access to these sorts of things passed along a casting call today for an AT&T commercial saluting the fine career of Mariano Rivera. (Mo, if you're reading, we apologize for spoiling the surprise.) The memo explains exactly who is a true Yankee fan, by central casting's lights. They wrote, "We are ONLY looking for REAL YANKEE fans." Read more...
A Tuesday night that started with ceremony and celebration for the greatest closer in the history of the game ended with even greater jubilation at Citi Field. Mariano Rivera entered the 2013 Subway Series a perfect 18-for-18 in save opportunities. Show More Summary
Something poetic about it being against the Mets. Jayson Stark: The Elias Sports Bureau tells us this was the first time in Rivera’s career he’d ever blown a save without retiring a hitter. Think about that. It only took him 700 save opportunities! You can make that 747 if you count the postseason, because it never happened there, either. ?
Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, is retiring after this season and he's been embarking on a farewell tour, meeting with fans and employees of opposing teams during Yankees' road games. Yesterday, he met Mets' fans and staffers and, tonight, the Mets have asked him to throw out the game's first pitch. (The game is still on, so far...) [ more › ]
The New York Yankees and New York Mets battle for back-page press on a daily basis and share one of the most intense rivalries in Major League Baseball, but it seems both sides are willing to put aside their differences for the purpose of recognizing history. Show More Summary
Mariano Rivera has many awards in his collection, but he doesn't have an American League Cy Young Award yet. Maybe you missed it tacked onto the end there, but the key word in that lead-in would be "yet." He still has this year to win one, and his chances are looking pretty good. Show More Summary
Matchups between MLB pitchers and opposing batters will always be influenced by intimidation. More specifically, there are veterans like Kyle Farnsworth and Mariano Rivera who demoralize others with their distinct attitudes. These masters...Show More Summary
Drew Sheppard, writing for FanGraphs: Enjoy him while you can. ?
There has been an increasing movement on social media to urge Jim Leyland to select famed Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera as the starter for this summer's All-Star Game. Most of the push is coming from Yankees supporters in the gargantuan New York media market. Show More Summary
Mariano Rivera is in the midst of a unique farewell tour around Major League Baseball, giving time back to the members of each organization that are rarely seen or heard from. His spring training announcement of 2013 as his final season...Show More Summary
How do you say goodbye to one of the absolute greatest baseball pitchers in history? It's a question hanging over Yankees Stadium this summer as the team and its fans get to say farewell to Mariano Rivera during his final season. One baseball journalist has a novel idea of how MLB can properly pay tribute: let Mo pitch the first inning of the All-Star game. [ more › ]
When he announced he was going to retire at the end of this season, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he would make an effort to meet with fans and employees in every road ballpark on his farewell tour this season. And the all-time Major League baseball saves leader has done exactly that. Show More Summary
In his final season in the Major Leagues, Mariano Rivera, the game's all-time saves leader, is off to a blistering start, converting his first 16 save opportunities and on pace to break the all-time single-season saves record. AfterShow More Summary
The human element.