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2012-05-03 09:04:22 PM
Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan
 
2012-05-03 09:25:13 PM
Whelp, that's his season.

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan


Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.
 
2012-05-03 09:28:05 PM

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan


I agree.

He better not go out this way.

/yankees suck
 
2012-05-03 09:40:28 PM

GAT_00: Whelp, that's his season.

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan

Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.


He was hinting at retirement in spring training. His contract is up at the end of this year, and when reporters asked him about his plans for next year, he said something like "I've made my decision, but I'm not going to tell you guys yet". The consensus was that he basically meant "Yeah, this is it, but I'm not officially announcing anything right now." If his season is done, there is a really good chance that his career is done.

/I really hope that this isn't as bad as it looks
 
2012-05-03 09:44:47 PM

Rex_Banner: GAT_00: Whelp, that's his season.

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan

Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

He was hinting at retirement in spring training. His contract is up at the end of this year, and when reporters asked him about his plans for next year, he said something like "I've made my decision, but I'm not going to tell you guys yet". The consensus was that he basically meant "Yeah, this is it, but I'm not officially announcing anything right now." If his season is done, there is a really good chance that his career is done.

/I really hope that this isn't as bad as it looks


I can't imagine he would let it end like this. Injured while pitching, sure. Injured while catching fly balls? No way.
 
2012-05-03 10:02:54 PM

GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.


In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.
 
2012-05-03 10:07:09 PM

Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.


Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.
 
2012-05-03 10:08:31 PM
I bet he shags like a mynx.
 
2012-05-03 10:22:40 PM
He shouldn't have shagged now but shagged later.

/Oh, behave!
 
2012-05-03 10:38:31 PM

GAT_00: Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.


It's supposedly just a strain, but if he had severely blown out his ACL, he could have been hanging up his cleats.
 
2012-05-03 11:27:56 PM

GAT_00: Rex_Banner: GAT_00: Whelp, that's his season.

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan

Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

He was hinting at retirement in spring training. His contract is up at the end of this year, and when reporters asked him about his plans for next year, he said something like "I've made my decision, but I'm not going to tell you guys yet". The consensus was that he basically meant "Yeah, this is it, but I'm not officially announcing anything right now." If his season is done, there is a really good chance that his career is done.

/I really hope that this isn't as bad as it looks

I can't imagine he would let it end like this. Injured while pitching, sure. Injured while catching fly balls? No way.


He is old, dude.
 
2012-05-03 11:30:30 PM
Guess this shows why, if you play fantasy baseball, you should never pay for saves. Even a guy considered automatic like Rivera can get hurt.

And as. Phils fan, I too hope his career doesn't end like this.
 
2012-05-03 11:33:50 PM
Awesome throw by that third baseman to end the game, though.

Ha ha, the Yankees lost to the Royals.
 
2012-05-03 11:39:06 PM

Triumph: It's supposedly just a strain, but if he had severely blown out his ACL, he could have been hanging up his cleats.


I hope you're right & it's just a strain. I like the Yankees to have all of their weapons available to them when they get beat.


/hate to see the good ones get hurt
//yankees suck
 
2012-05-03 11:44:50 PM
Espn just said its a torn ligament inhis knee, didn't specify which.
 
2012-05-03 11:45:31 PM
Or maybe it is an acl, not sure.
 
2012-05-03 11:48:50 PM
yeah this isn't the way i want him to end his career. i want him to end it like he ended last season: pitching in a losing effort to the tigers in the playoffs. get better, mo.
 
2012-05-03 11:53:28 PM
I just heard on the radio that his ACL is torn and his career is over. :(

He didn't say what his source was, but.... seems legit
 
2012-05-03 11:54:18 PM
 
2012-05-03 11:54:58 PM
Yes, when I think of sports news, the huffington post is the first place I go...
 
2012-05-03 11:55:57 PM
The guy who hit the ball Rivera was going after was hit by Jayson Nix, called up today.

Talk about a way to start your MLB career...
 
2012-05-03 11:57:47 PM

cameroncrazy1984: The guy who hit the ball Rivera was going after was hit by Jayson Nix, called up today.

Talk about a way to start your MLB career...


not even one at-bat into his career and he's already got pitchers shaking at the knees.
 
2012-05-04 12:03:13 AM
Goddamn. An ACL tear will take at least two months to come back from, and if this is really how he goes out...

It's not the way it should have been, damn it. Legend like him should go out with a save in the top of the 9th on the final game of the World Series.
 
2012-05-04 12:05:42 AM

Rincewind53: An ACL tear will take at least two months to come back from,


Uh, and by that you mean 6 to 7 months?
 
2012-05-04 12:09:33 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Rincewind53: An ACL tear will take at least two months to come back from,

Uh, and by that you mean 6 to 7 months?


Yeah, it's late, wasn't thinking.
 
2012-05-04 12:16:36 AM

GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.

Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.


Well, it sounds like an ACL tear, so I guess your "reparable" theory will get put to the test.
 
2012-05-04 12:26:12 AM
And for perspective, Terrell Suggs just tore his achilles tendon and he's likely out for all next football season.
/Good thing the Ravens drafted a linebacker
 
2012-05-04 12:30:19 AM
Poor Mo. The best closer ever and his career might've ended on that fluky shiat. So farking sad.
 
2012-05-04 12:39:57 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Rincewind53: An ACL tear will take at least two months to come back from,

Uh, and by that you mean 6 to 7 months?


If it is indeed a torn ACL, I have to think that at 42 years of age he decides to just hang it up. It's a crap way for the best closer in MLB history to end his career, but looking at the surgery, then the long recovery & rehabilitation period, then coming back to an uncertain role & possibly with diminished physical abilities...

Sad day for baseball if that ends up being the case.
 
2012-05-04 12:44:29 AM
Given that it's a torn ACL it really looks like Mo has pitched his last game. And while it sucks that this is the way he leaves the game, I'm sure the Yankees will throw him one hell of a retirement party, and by next year it won't matter how he left, but how he played the game.

Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.
 
2012-05-04 12:53:23 AM

nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.


I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.
 
2012-05-04 12:54:04 AM
Well, it's not as if they had a need for a closer anymore this season anyway...

The frakking ROYALS?!

OK.

Ok.

Breathe.
 
2012-05-04 12:58:35 AM

SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.


They could just retire #8 again.
 
2012-05-04 01:57:08 AM
That's a shame. He will always be a freaking legend. Still, it's pretty amazing how many healthy seasons he had.
/Sox fan, in theory anyway.
 
2012-05-04 02:10:03 AM
GIS search: the greatest closer of all time.

Link

/That's about as unanimous as the internet ever gets.
 
2012-05-04 02:17:42 AM
don't blame shaggy. wasn't him.
 
2012-05-04 02:18:40 AM
i90.photobucket.com

Knows a few things about proper shagging.

/career end by injury just sucks
 
2012-05-04 02:20:03 AM
mystiqueandaura.com

jabootu.net
 
2012-05-04 03:13:09 AM
I feel bad for Rivera but happy that the Yankees are farked.
 
2012-05-04 05:17:16 AM
And the yanks will pilfer another top pitcher from a struggling small market team, further exemplifying the economic imbalance in baseball.

/yanks suck
//tribes in first place still
 
2012-05-04 05:59:57 AM
The Tigers should offer Valverde for Granderson.
 
2012-05-04 06:06:20 AM
www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com
 
2012-05-04 06:11:49 AM

thomps: cameroncrazy1984: The guy who hit the ball Rivera was going after was hit by Jayson Nix, called up today.

Talk about a way to start your MLB career...

not even one at-bat into his career and he's already got pitchers shaking at the knees.


[Quizzicaldog.jpg]

Don't watchmuch baseball, eh
jayson nix
 
2012-05-04 06:29:11 AM

Triumph: GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.

Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.

Well, it sounds like an ACL tear, so I guess your "reparable" theory will get put to the test.


I figured that's what it was from the report. I still think he gives it a shot, if only because that's such an incredibly lame ending.
 
2012-05-04 06:31:01 AM
The ACL and the meniscus were torn, according to everything I've been reading/have heard. Which is just farking fabulous. I can't believe that the last time I saw Mo pitch might be the last time I see Mo pitch. What a gut punch. This season has just been so so wonderful, and it just got even better.

Not.

/Yankees fan
//really devastated right now
///hopes Mo comes back for next season for a real send-off
 
2012-05-04 06:35:22 AM
Let me get this straight - MLB teams let their million-dollar stars shag balls at BP, and not the 20-30 remaining dudes on their roster who sit around the entire game?

I'm sure Riviera's a swell guy, and this injury sucks for them, but geez - what the hell is he doing running around out there?
 
2012-05-04 06:37:41 AM
Philosoraptor:

If he's injured shagging fly balls, shouldn't that lead to John Thomas surgery?
 
2012-05-04 06:46:03 AM

spanarkelspinner: Let me get this straight - MLB teams let their million-dollar stars shag balls at BP, and not the 20-30 remaining dudes on their roster who sit around the entire game?

I'm sure Riviera's a swell guy, and this injury sucks for them, but geez - what the hell is he doing running around out there?


He's done it for years, he says it helps him stay fit.
 
2012-05-04 07:03:55 AM

robsul82: Poor Mo. The best closer ever and his career might've ended on that fluky shiat. So farking sad.


Truth. Though this happening at 42 years old isn't quite as bad as getting your career ended early like Tony C or Munson.
 
2012-05-04 07:14:16 AM
Sucks...between performance and on+off-field behavior, I don't think there's any other player you could look up to more than this guy. He seemed unstoppable, and I always wondered how his career would end. Hopefully it won't be this way.
 
2012-05-04 07:23:10 AM
If his knee is beat for the year, he's done. Look at what happened to Wang. He had one go-to pitch, got a lower extremity ingury, messed up his mechanics, and was never the same.

Given the similar circumstances, I doubt very much that Mo would take a chance at coming back as an extremely hittable mediocre closer.

I don't know. This sucks. I was thinking the other day I need to get up to the stadium a couple times this year to hear Enter Sandman at least one more time before he retires in October (which I fully expected). That ain't gonna happen now.

Get better Mo. Or have a great retirement.

My blank away jersey was getting teed up for #51, I might go with #42 now...
 
2012-05-04 07:29:28 AM

spanarkelspinner: Let me get this straight - MLB teams let their million-dollar stars shag balls at BP, and not the 20-30 remaining dudes on their roster who sit around the entire game?

I'm sure Riviera's a swell guy, and this injury sucks for them, but geez - what the hell is he doing running around out there?


You can blow out your knee stepping off a curb if you land wrong.

At least he's got his church project to keep him busy.
 
2012-05-04 07:32:02 AM
He's old. He had a great career. I'd rather break all at once than go through a slow decline. Even if he had decided to retire, he won't have five years of 'what if.'
 
2012-05-04 07:39:44 AM

SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.


It's a league wide retired number, it really has nothing to do with the team. If you'll notice, the Robinson number 42 doesn't have the pinstripes.
 
2012-05-04 07:44:28 AM
Sucks. The guy always struck me as a class act.
/Mets fan
 
2012-05-04 07:49:37 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Sucks...between performance and on+off-field behavior, I don't think there's any other player you could look up to more than this guy. He seemed unstoppable, and I always wondered how his career would end. Hopefully it won't be this way.


I had hoped it would end by deteriorating over time until he sucked and cost the yanks alot of games.

This is a bummer regardless.
 
2012-05-04 07:51:51 AM
We can rebuild him.
 
2012-05-04 07:52:24 AM
This is a real shame. I hope he can make a come back and get back on the mound. Good luck.

/Sox fan
 
2012-05-04 08:19:00 AM
First Ballot HOFer. Too bad Yanks, but he's done. He has damn near the whole alphabet set for that knee injury.

Shagging flies? Pity, but i guess better than seeing his arm blowup on the mound.
 
2012-05-04 08:19:56 AM

GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.

Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.

Well, it sounds like an ACL tear, so I guess your "reparable" theory will get put to the test.

I figured that's what it was from the report. I still think he gives it a shot, if only because that's such an incredibly lame ending.


I laughed and groaned. I laughed first, though.
 
2012-05-04 08:25:19 AM
I would trade all 27 Yankees championships, even give them all to Boston, to see #42 for 1 more year.
 
2012-05-04 08:25:51 AM
crap
 
2012-05-04 08:27:15 AM

spanarkelspinner: Let me get this straight - MLB teams let their million-dollar stars shag balls at BP, and not the 20-30 remaining dudes on their roster who sit around the entire game?

I'm sure Riviera's a swell guy, and this injury sucks for them, but geez - what the hell is he doing running around out there?


The same thing he's done before every game of his entire career.

I have to think this is probably it for Mo, as religious as he is he probably takes it as a sign that he should move on from baseball and begin the next phase in his life. It's just sad he didn't get to go out on better terms.
 
2012-05-04 08:36:28 AM

GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.

Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.


At 42 years old, neither is easy.
 
2012-05-04 08:44:20 AM
I've always felt that Rivera has the best chance at being the first unanimous HOF vote. Unapproachable stats (especially in the postseason), good media relationship, and zero hint of scandal on and off the field while playing his whole career with the yankees.
 
2012-05-04 08:47:24 AM
Even if he did want and attempted to make a comeback, it would be pointless at his age. He would have a better chance if he needed Tommy John, and will agree with the person above that stated his knee is very important for his delivery. He isn't exactly a powerhouse with tremendous upper body strength, I will guess here relies on his legs more than one would think.

/Sox fan
//Also a fan of the game and respect Rivera.
 
2012-05-04 08:47:45 AM
If this is it I'd like to think the Red Sox will have a little pre-game thing for him before the last Sox-Yanks game at Fenway this season. Yeah, he played for the arch-rival and all, but the man commands respect and I think my fellow Sox fans would like to give him one more standing ovation (for a grand total of two for his Fenway career). I seem to remember that type of thing happening quite a lot when I was a kid (didn't the Celts give a piece of the parquet to Magic and/or Dr. J and/or Barkley when they retired?) and it would be nice to give Mariano a little keepsake from Fenway.

/Same goes for Jeter when he finally retires
 
2012-05-04 08:52:03 AM
If I were going to pick which Yankee was going to hurt himself trying to get his hands on some balls I'd have gone with A-Rod.
 
2012-05-04 08:56:57 AM

SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.


Jackie Robinson played for the Yankees?

That said --

Yankees have #8 retired for Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra.

The New York Rangers have #9 retired for Adam Graves and Andy Bathgate.

(Graves' 9 was retired first, then a few months later, the Rangers lifted Bathgate's 9 to the rafters as well)
 
2012-05-04 08:57:16 AM

GAT_00: Whelp, that's his season.

Demetrius: Never been a Yankee fan, but Mariano has always been all class and a great, great pitcher.

Hopefully his career doesn't end this way. He deserves better.

/Sox fan

Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.


this is the last year of his contract, he is 42 years old and knees are kinda important for throwing a baseball. How much would you pay him?
 
2012-05-04 09:00:23 AM
BTW, this is why I hate Suzyn Waldman. I hate everything about her professionally. I thin she is an awful broadcaster, she has completely dragged John Sterling down, and I long for the days that Charley Steiner was in the booth with Sterling.

She kept harping on the fact during the game that she was getting "texts from sources" that it was "just a twisted knee" and Mariano was in "good spirits" and it wasn't as bad as it looked.

I didn't watch the game because my wife wanted to see Thor before we saw the Avengers tonight, so I turned off the radio after the second inning.

Then I wake up this morning.

I was forgiving after she cried in the locker room. I was forgiving after the Roger Clemens surprise entrance. THERE IS NO COMING BACK FROM THIS. You FAILED as a reporter.
 
2012-05-04 09:01:59 AM

9beers: I feel bad for Rivera but happy that the Yankees are farked.


I'm not a Yankees fan but you are wrong. There are plenty of closers available to them from struggling teams that are looking to dump salary. This is the one position in baseball this year that you can back fill and probably not lose too much from what you had before.
 
2012-05-04 09:02:03 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded:

this is the last year of his contract, he is 42 years old and knees are kinda important for throwing a baseball. How much would you pay him?


HE'S MARIANO F'N RIVERA. You give him a one year deal at the same pay level he had this year, and give him a proper sendoff. You continue to give him one year deals if he wants to pitch.
 
2012-05-04 09:03:18 AM

Uncle Pooky: I've always felt that Rivera has the best chance at being the first unanimous HOF vote. Unapproachable stats (especially in the postseason), good media relationship, and zero hint of scandal on and off the field while playing his whole career with the yankees.


Baseball writers are arrogant old school "we know what's best for the game" assholes. And, if Babe Ruth wasn't a unanimous inductee, then no other player will be since there will always be one super-old retard that says "this is how it has always been done".

That scene from Moneyball where all the old guys are talking about a guy's girlfriend? There will always be one of those guys voting for the HoF.

Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn...and in the next few years Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox and Mo Rivera will get left off a few ballots.
 
2012-05-04 09:03:59 AM
Yankee karma for Pettitte brazenly lying on the witness stand.

/say it aint so, Mo
//at least they have Robertson
 
2012-05-04 09:05:14 AM
I still can't believe that he career is going to end this way
 
2012-05-04 09:07:32 AM

Harv72b: GIS search: the greatest closer of all time.

Link

/That's about as unanimous as the internet ever gets.


Yeah, normally I'd expect there to be one smartass picture of RON PAUL in there just for the hell of it.
 
2012-05-04 09:12:01 AM
I predict a trade with the Padres for Huston Street any time now
 
2012-05-04 09:15:55 AM
As a Red Sox fan, this is good. As a baseball fan, this sucks. As much as I hate him, I respect him. Greatest closer in the history of closers, and a class act. Even I hope you can somehow recovery enough to pitch a few more times.
 
2012-05-04 09:16:06 AM

ongbok: 9beers: I feel bad for Rivera but happy that the Yankees are farked.

I'm not a Yankees fan but you are wrong. There are plenty of closers available to them from struggling teams that are looking to dump salary. This is the one position in baseball this year that you can back fill and probably not lose too much from what you had before.


I think they've been grooming Robertson. I always thought Joba would have been a good closer, especially the way he came out of the pen a few years back...but that became a fiasco.

And props to the Sox fans in here.
 
2012-05-04 09:17:26 AM

H31N0US: ongbok: 9beers: I feel bad for Rivera but happy that the Yankees are farked.

I'm not a Yankees fan but you are wrong. There are plenty of closers available to them from struggling teams that are looking to dump salary. This is the one position in baseball this year that you can back fill and probably not lose too much from what you had before.

I think they've been grooming Robertson. I always thought Joba would have been a good closer, especially the way he came out of the pen a few years back...but that became a fiasco.

And props to the Sox fans in here.


Robertson's numbers are sick. As long as he can handle the pressure of being the closer the job is his.

/Mo Rivera: great reliever, shiatty outfielder
 
2012-05-04 09:19:57 AM

skoobx: As a Red Sox fan, this is good. As a baseball fan, this sucks. As much as I hate him, I respect him. Greatest closer in the history of closers, and a class act. Even I hope you can somehow recovery enough to pitch a few more times.


He will get the curtain call he deserves, even if he has to do it on one leg.
 
2012-05-04 09:21:12 AM
I was at the game last night. Wasn't there for bp. By the time the game started the Yanks fans were ready to lynch the groundskeeper. Most were blaming this on him on this injury. Some how poor conditions to them caused this
 
2012-05-04 09:21:19 AM

GAT_00: Triumph: GAT_00: Nah. Not his arm. No reason for him not to be back, as long as the knee is reparable.

In the mechanics of pitching, a healthy knee is every bit as important as a healthy arm.

Easier to repair a knee than Tommy John.


Knees are what took out Nolan Ryan after 27 years. His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.

Same with Dave Stewart.The knee joint that he pushes off with developed so much side-to-side play, that he couldn't reliably hit the black with his pitches. He lost accuracy and it ended his career.

/was at the game Tommy John blew up his arm
 
2012-05-04 09:23:31 AM

bhcompy: I predict a trade with the Padres for Huston Street any time now


If he's coming to New York he'll have to change the way he pronounces his name.
 
2012-05-04 09:24:04 AM
I can't hate on Mariano Rivera. That's like hating on Santa Claus.

/Mets fan
 
2012-05-04 09:25:16 AM

Gulper Eel: bhcompy: I predict a trade with the Padres for Huston Street any time now

If he's coming to New York he'll have to change the way he pronounces his name.


Nah, he's missing the O so he's fine.
 
2012-05-04 09:26:32 AM
That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen"
 
2012-05-04 09:26:38 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.


Nolan Ryan blew out his arm in his next to last start.
 
2012-05-04 09:27:45 AM

downtownkid: /Mo Rivera: great reliever, shiatty outfielder


Actually, from what I've heard people say about watching him in practice over the years it sounds like he could have been a great defensive outfielder. Whether he could hit is another story.
 
2012-05-04 09:30:03 AM

FreakinB: I can't hate on Mariano Rivera. That's like hating on Santa Claus.

/Mets fan


So, why is it that no one can hate on Mariano Rivera but everyone hated on Trevor Hoffman?
 
2012-05-04 09:32:03 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:

Knees are what took out Nolan Ryan after 27 years. His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.

Same with Dave Stewart.The knee joint that he pushes off with developed so much side-to-side play, that he couldn't reliably hit the black with his pitches. He lost accuracy and it ended his career.

/was at the game Tommy John blew up his arm


Breaking news: Sports Medicine, especially when it comes to knees, has changed RADICALLY since Nolan Ryan and Dave Stewart played.

Second, Nolan and Stewart were STARTING pitchers. Key word. Mariano is a specialized pitcher with a specialized pitch who only throws at most, 20-25 pitches a game.
 
2012-05-04 09:32:05 AM

bhcompy: FreakinB: I can't hate on Mariano Rivera. That's like hating on Santa Claus.

/Mets fan

So, why is it that no one can hate on Mariano Rivera but everyone hated on Trevor Hoffman?


I never hated on Trevor Hoffman. How did people hate on Trevor Hoffman?

/I realize you probably weren't addressing me specifically, but still
 
2012-05-04 09:32:18 AM
You know when Yankee HateTM has jumped the shark when even Red Sox fans are saddened by this, yet their are still people who celebrate it.
 
2012-05-04 09:34:52 AM

downtownkid: Yankee karma for Pettitte brazenly lying on the witness stand.


..except he didn't. Please find more reputable news sources than the Daily News and Yahoo.


Robertson was being groomed as the successor. I guess it's go time now. Cashman/Girardi may elect to let Soriano try first, though (just for the "ok, you whined about it last year, put up or shut up" aspect).
This really really hurts. Not in the sense of how it impacts the Yankees' chances (this season kinda has that "fark it" feel to it anyway, and it wouldn't shock me at all if they finish with a winning record, but 4th), but in this is not how you wanted to see him go.
From a team aspect, it makes me that much more pissed about the Pedro Feliciano bullshiat and Joba "me likely bouncy" Chamberlain.
 
2012-05-04 09:35:17 AM
He's still a better outfielder than Daniel Murphy.
 
2012-05-04 09:35:18 AM

WTF Indeed: You know when Yankee HateTM has jumped the shark when even Red Sox fans are saddened by this, yet their are still people who celebrate it.


Tawmee from Qunizee is not a person.
 
2012-05-04 09:36:17 AM

FreakinB: downtownkid: /Mo Rivera: great reliever, shiatty outfielder

Actually, from what I've heard people say about watching him in practice over the years it sounds like he could have been a great defensive outfielder. Whether he could hit is another story.


Yeah, was just having some fun. Reportedly a great fielder who shagged balls pre-game as long as he's been playing. Tough break but a great career.
 
2012-05-04 09:36:55 AM
Sweet. And I had just picked up David Robertson yesterday morning because my pitching staff was in shambles, and I just needed somebody who could throw one inning without giving up eleventy runs.

Now its looks like I've got myself another closer. Peace out, Mo!
 
2012-05-04 09:37:32 AM

Gulper Eel: He's still a better outfielder than Daniel Murphy.


Heh. All kidding aside, Murph finally seems to be reasonably competent at 2B.
 
2012-05-04 09:38:03 AM
Exit, sandman. :(

CSS--I saw Metallica a couple of years ago in Charlottesville VA. When they started playing the intro to "Enter Sandman" at least three people yelled "They're bringing Mo in!" I laughed my ass off.

/thanks for being awesome, Mo
//thanks for giving Mo props, other teams' fans
 
2012-05-04 09:39:23 AM

FreakinB: downtownkid: /Mo Rivera: great reliever, shiatty outfielder

Actually, from what I've heard people say about watching him in practice over the years it sounds like he could have been a great defensive outfielder. Whether he could hit is another story.


Having watched him shag fly balls before a good number of games, he was better than 90% of the center fielders in baseball. He looked like Carlos Beltran in his prime, where he would just glide to the ball with almost no effort.
 
2012-05-04 09:39:37 AM

downtownkid: FreakinB: downtownkid: /Mo Rivera: great reliever, shiatty outfielder

Actually, from what I've heard people say about watching him in practice over the years it sounds like he could have been a great defensive outfielder. Whether he could hit is another story.

Yeah, was just having some fun. Reportedly a great fielder who shagged balls pre-game as long as he's been playing. Tough break but a great career.


It is fun. Who didn't like being in the outfield during practice as a kid, while a grown up hit fly balls out there for you?
 
2012-05-04 09:43:43 AM
Very depressing news - hopefully Mo can recover and maybe come back next year. Fark - even if it's an honorary 1-day contract to pitch one more game and not go out like this.

What I'll miss most about Mo: his insanely cool demeanor. Ever a beacon of class, he punctuated each save with an understated fist pump and a handshake with the catcher. He wasn't showy - he didn't have a scaryfaceofdoom, he didn't jump around the mound after a strikeout. He was the ultimate sportsman. Hopefully this won't be the end.
 
2012-05-04 09:46:08 AM
Rivera tears ACL, Re Sox fans taunt and celebrate.

Just kidding, Red Sox fans show class to a class act through and through.

Check out the comments on Boston.Com. Boston fans in a single voice salute greatest closer ever.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2012/05/04/rivera_tear s _acl_before_royals_beat_yankees/?comments=all&plckCurrentPage=1
 
2012-05-04 09:51:47 AM
Not to be a dick, but...David Robertson has to be the closer now, right? Not Soriano? There's an enormous bid to be made in my fantasy league.

/normally don't pay for saves but I'm desperate and have barely spent so far
 
2012-05-04 09:58:38 AM
Best Yankee ever!

/Sad Sox fan
 
2012-05-04 10:00:18 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: thomps: cameroncrazy1984: The guy who hit the ball Rivera was going after was hit by Jayson Nix, called up today.

Talk about a way to start your MLB career...

not even one at-bat into his career and he's already got pitchers shaking at the knees.

[Quizzicaldog.jpg]

Don't watchmuch baseball, eh
jayson nix


yeah that was an attempt at a joke based on the premise that he caused rivera to injure his knee...
 
2012-05-04 10:04:23 AM
As a Sox fan, gotta say
1. Hate to see a guy go out like this. I mean, he was an epic closer. There will be none better than him for a long long time. And
2. I think he's done. I mean, if you're already pondering retirement, and then you're faced with this injury, which for him to get back into paying shape is gonna take pissloads of rehab and work, I would just say "F it, I'm done". Why rehab your butt off to pitch for a season or two?

I'm mean, I still hate the Yankees, but Rivera was a worth adversary. Much like Rivera's acl, I'm torn.
 
2012-05-04 10:04:28 AM
Not to be a dick, but...David Robertson has to be the closer now, right? Not Soriano? There's an enormous bid to be made in my fantasy league.

/normally don't pay for saves but I'm desperate and have barely spent so far


Yeah, Robertson will be the guy.
 
2012-05-04 10:15:04 AM
Cubs will send you Marmol. He's really good....
 
2012-05-04 10:21:02 AM

FreakinB: Not to be a dick, but...David Robertson has to be the closer now, right? Not Soriano? There's an enormous bid to be made in my fantasy league.

/normally don't pay for saves but I'm desperate and have barely spent so far


thats what people are betting on. Every fantasy baseball league had someone pick up Robertson by midnight.

/(so mad I didn't jump the gun)
 
2012-05-04 10:26:12 AM

thecpt: FreakinB: Not to be a dick, but...David Robertson has to be the closer now, right? Not Soriano? There's an enormous bid to be made in my fantasy league.

/normally don't pay for saves but I'm desperate and have barely spent so far

thats what people are betting on. Every fantasy baseball league had someone pick up Robertson by midnight.

/(so mad I didn't jump the gun)


My league's bidding closes tomorrow so I have some time. Blind bidding though, so I'm completely in the dark.
 
2012-05-04 10:29:57 AM
 
2012-05-04 10:35:20 AM

MattyFridays: SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.

Jackie Robinson played for the Yankees?

That said --

Yankees have #8 retired for Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra.

The New York Rangers have #9 retired for Adam Graves and Andy Bathgate.

(Graves' 9 was retired first, then a few months later, the Rangers lifted Bathgate's 9 to the rafters as well)


Expos have #10 retired for Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson, Reds #5 for Willard Hershberger and Johnny Bench, Cubs #31 for Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux.

As much as I despise the Yankees, I have a boat load of respect for Mo. Would be sad to see such an amazing career end this way.

/Mets fan
 
2012-05-04 10:38:07 AM
Robertson's the closer until he messes up.

Then it's up to... The Binder.
 
2012-05-04 10:38:33 AM
Aaaaaaaand the final nail in the coffin of my fantasy season has been hammered.

Goddammitsomuch.
 
2012-05-04 10:40:17 AM
Drat. Back to 9 inning baseball.

If anyone still hasn't seen this, it's worth a click:

Every Mo pitch
 
2012-05-04 10:41:39 AM

Di Atribe: I like the Yankees


I dont even know you
 
2012-05-04 10:50:49 AM

mikaloyd: Di Atribe: I like the Yankees

I dont even know you


HA! She said it, she can't un-say it!
 
2012-05-04 10:52:10 AM
I just had a physical therapy appointment last night for the exact same industry. And I have Mo on my fantasy baseball team so this somehow doubly sucks. I'm not a yankees fan but I always like him growing up. I'd say he could pitch again, they're getting very good at the acl repair surgery. He might just want to hang it up and not go through the year of rehab that it will take to get him back to a professional level.
 
2012-05-04 10:52:20 AM

Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"


FTF topicalness
 
2012-05-04 10:52:25 AM

Why Would I Read the Article: Sweet. And I had just picked up David Robertson yesterday morning because my pitching staff was in shambles, and I just needed somebody who could throw one inning without giving up eleventy runs.

Now its looks like I've got myself another closer. Peace out, Mo!


Drafted him for holds, laughing now at stumbling into closer.
 
2012-05-04 11:01:49 AM
At least his career didn't end by pulling a Clemente.
 
2012-05-04 11:02:49 AM
If that's it, he was the greatest. I'll never understand how he could get so many batters out when they knew the cutter was coming, but it worked for, like, 20 years, so good on him.
And that's the Mariano Rivera lesson. To be successful, you don't have to be great at everything. Just be great at one thing.

/It also helps if 40,000 people are willing to pay $50 to watch you do that one thing 75 times a year.
 
2012-05-04 11:06:12 AM
Sad to hear it.

/Go Cards
 
2012-05-04 11:14:20 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Knees are what took out Nolan Ryan after 27 years. His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.


Incorrect. Where did you get that utterly false idea that sounds like you've repeated it a hundred times?

http://miscbaseball.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/nolan-ryans-final-start/

/at that game
//he was done before I made it to my seat
 
2012-05-04 11:14:41 AM

mikaloyd: Di Atribe: I like the Yankees

I dont even know you


TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR WEAPONS WHEN THEY ARE CRUSHED! Important prepositional phrase! Very important end to the sentence! DAMMIT MIKA
 
2012-05-04 11:26:08 AM
Sterling career & seems to personify the Yankee image of dignity both on & off the field.

That said, holy cow, ESPN, he's injured, not dead. This is not a life altering tragedy. Of course asking ESPN to have any kind perspective on any of the NY sports teams is asking the impossible.

Oh & if the Assistant to the Yankee Traveling Secretary happens to be reading this, I'm sure the Indians will be willing to offer you Chris Perez for Curtis Granderson, straight up! C'mon, you know you want to see The Hair in Pinstripes. Heck, I'm sure Cleveland would be willing to throw in Matt Laporta, too!
 
2012-05-04 11:27:36 AM
Damn... He's really the only member of the Yankees I've ever liked. Sorta like the way I feel about Troy Polamalu and the Steelers.

/O's and Ravens fan.
 
2012-05-04 11:29:02 AM
All-time ERA+ leaderboard

Absolutely mind-boggling. And he did it pitching through his late 30s and early 40s (an age when mere mortals can be expected to decline and lower their overall career numbers). Note that the guy who is a very, very distant second had a somewhat shortened career and did not pitch a great number of innings after age 35.
 
2012-05-04 11:29:56 AM
This is a damn shame. Mariano Rivera deserved to end his career on the mound, not clutching his knee during BP. I don't see him coming back from a torn ACL and meniscus at his age, especially given he was on the verge of retirement in all likelihood.

One of the best closers to ever play the game, up there with Hoffman, Eckersley, and Lee Smith. As a Red Sox fan, he was one of the few Yankees I could honestly respect. As someone else said, I hope he gets a standing ovation here in Boston - he's earned it.

Mid_mo_mad_man: I was at the game last night. Wasn't there for bp. By the time the game started the Yanks fans were ready to lynch the groundskeeper. Most were blaming this on him on this injury. Some how poor conditions to them caused this


For some reason, I recall reading that the warning track at Kauffman Field is notorious for being awful. That being said, I don't think the groundskeeper can really take the blame here.

bulldg4life: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.

Nolan Ryan blew out his arm in his next to last start.


Yup, tore a ligament. The impressive thing is he threw one last pitch after the injury, before he came out of the game. It registered 98 MPH on the radar gun.
 
2012-05-04 11:33:29 AM
i537.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 11:34:13 AM

FiendishFellow05: bulldg4life: Nolan Ryan blew out his arm in his next to last start.

Yup, tore a ligament. The impressive thing is he threw one last pitch after the injury, before he came out of the game. It registered 98 MPH on the radar gun.


So it was a changeup?
 
2012-05-04 11:38:42 AM

robsul82: Poor Mo. The best closer ever and his career might've ended on that fluky shiat. So farking sad.


No kidding. I mean, you knew Mo wasn't going to be there forever. Still, I don't think he'll go out like that; he'd want to go out on his own terms.
 
2012-05-04 11:42:23 AM
This one isn't cool. A-Rod, Teixeira, or any of the Rays and I would be fine with it.

But Rivera, it just seems like it shouldn't happen, that he should have decided when to go.

/Sox fan
 
2012-05-04 11:47:36 AM
RIP Geraldo Rivera


cache.boston.com
 
2012-05-04 11:56:04 AM

VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness


That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.
 
2012-05-04 12:01:59 PM

Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.


That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.
 
2012-05-04 12:03:24 PM

Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.


That would be Jeremy Affeldt. He's also got a second slot on the 'freak injury' lis this year: He sprained his MCL when his 4' 6", 60 pound four-year-old kid jumped into his arms when he got home from a game.
 
2012-05-04 12:04:18 PM

scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.


Damn my slow, over-thought typing!
 
2012-05-04 12:05:15 PM

scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.


Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.
 
2012-05-04 12:07:15 PM

Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Di Atribe: I like the Yankees

I dont even know you

TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR WEAPONS WHEN THEY ARE CRUSHED! Important prepositional phrase! Very important end to the sentence! DAMMIT MIKA


imageshack.us
 
2012-05-04 12:10:51 PM

Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.


Still believe that story, hm? Favorite one for me is Kaz Sasaki falling on his suitcase...

...oh, and Pavano, too
 
2012-05-04 12:27:22 PM

MattyFridays: TrainingWheelsNeeded:

this is the last year of his contract, he is 42 years old and knees are kinda important for throwing a baseball. How much would you pay him?

HE'S MARIANO F'N RIVERA. You give him a one year deal at the same pay level he had this year, and give him a proper sendoff. You continue to give him one year deals if he wants to pitch.


So much this. If he wants to come back and give it a shot they better let him. That organization owes him at least that. He absolutely deserves to go out on top.

As far as him getting respect at Fenway. Oh yea, if he makes an appearance expect much love. We love to hate the team but gotta respect most of the players.

/Sox Fan
//Fark A-Rod
 
2012-05-04 12:27:36 PM

The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.


Ya' think some sort of directive along the lines of, "Don't do a motherfarkingthing except take the mound" in order for Andy Pettitte?

shiat, it's been a tough season for Yankee pitchers & we've only closed the books on April!
 
2012-05-04 12:36:37 PM
I know it's just sports, but...man. Mo!

We were spoiled for years. If I'm lucky to live 50 more years, I really doubt my answer to "Greatest Yankee I've ever seen" will change.

I honestly can't even look at him down on the ground like that. He's supposed to be superhuman.
 
2012-05-04 12:38:19 PM

Captain Steroid: Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Di Atribe: I like the Yankees

I dont even know you

TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR WEAPONS WHEN THEY ARE CRUSHED! Important prepositional phrase! Very important end to the sentence! DAMMIT MIKA

Fool, please

i27.photobucket.com

 
2012-05-04 12:38:22 PM
Please take Marmol, Yankees. Please.
 
2012-05-04 12:39:38 PM
also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.
 
2012-05-04 12:41:10 PM

Brother_Mouzone: also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.


Rose's career isn't over, is it? I'd say Rivera's career is over. Seau's probably is too. :-/
 
2012-05-04 12:44:17 PM

Di Atribe: Brother_Mouzone: also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.

Rose's career isn't over, is it? I'd say Rivera's career is over. Seau's probably is too. :-/

seau's just started......
the hype will last until the super bowl
 
2012-05-04 12:47:57 PM

Brother_Mouzone: also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.


I think people are feeling for the Bulls. Where is the lack of sympathy?
 
2012-05-04 12:52:23 PM

Gunny Highway: Brother_Mouzone: also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.

I think people are feeling for the Bulls. Where is the lack of sympathy?


my point is more that everyone is acting like Mariano died. I was watching both mlb network and espn and I thought someone had died by their tone.
 
2012-05-04 12:57:35 PM

Brother_Mouzone: Gunny Highway: Brother_Mouzone: also the sympathy and reaction to Rivera is on par with Seau which seems very odd to me. No one is freaking out about Derrick Rose who had the same injury and you know, is 23.

I think people are feeling for the Bulls. Where is the lack of sympathy?

my point is more that everyone is acting like Mariano died. I was watching both mlb network and espn and I thought someone had died by their tone.


everyone poked fun at Kendry Morales' ankle mishap in 2010,
but he did just hit a HR, not try to make a Willie Mays catch during warm-ups.
 
2012-05-04 01:01:45 PM
Just heard Adam Yauch died. shiat.
 
2012-05-04 01:03:12 PM

lunchinlewis: Adam Yauch


Rest in Beast!
 
2012-05-04 01:15:06 PM

The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.

Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.


Clint Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down the stairs carrying a package of deer meat.
Bob Ojeda cut off the tip of his finger while gardening.
Carlos Zambrano was briefly shelved because of "Internet Elbow."
 
2012-05-04 01:35:22 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
"Where is your God now, Mo?"
 
2012-05-04 01:37:33 PM

JohnBigBootay: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Knees are what took out Nolan Ryan after 27 years. His arm? A surgeon could have grafted that onto a nineteen-year-old and it would still be in the majors.

Incorrect. Where did you get that utterly false idea that sounds like you've repeated it a hundred times?

http://miscbaseball.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/nolan-ryans-final-start/

/at that game
//he was done before I made it to my seat


Maybe because he had surgery on that knee earlier in the season and said that he was overthrowing his pitches to compensate for his unreliable knee.Other than that, I made it up.
 
2012-05-04 02:12:27 PM

Super Chronic: The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.

Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.

Clint Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down the stairs carrying a package of deer meat.
Bob Ojeda cut off the tip of his finger while gardening.
Carlos Zambrano was briefly shelved because of "Internet Elbow."


Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings injured his back while eating a stack of pancakes.
 
2012-05-04 02:20:11 PM

robertus: Super Chronic: The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.

Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.

Clint Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down the stairs carrying a package of deer meat.
Bob Ojeda cut off the tip of his finger while gardening.
Carlos Zambrano was briefly shelved because of "Internet Elbow."

Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings injured his back while eating a stack of pancakes.


Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building
 
2012-05-04 02:27:27 PM

Brother_Mouzone: everyone is acting like Mariano died


He didn't, but his career did. I think people get to be a little sad about that.

Rose didn't die, either, just FYI.
 
2012-05-04 02:33:07 PM

SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.


Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub would like a word.
 
2012-05-04 02:35:44 PM

Di Atribe: Brother_Mouzone: ... Seau's probably is too. :-/


Well Di, he never could defend against the shotgun.

/too early?
 
2012-05-04 02:54:06 PM

bhcompy: robertus: Super Chronic: The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.

Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.

Clint Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down the stairs carrying a package of deer meat.
Bob Ojeda cut off the tip of his finger while gardening.
Carlos Zambrano was briefly shelved because of "Internet Elbow."

Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings injured his back while eating a stack of pancakes.

Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building


t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-04 02:54:46 PM

bhcompy: robertus: Super Chronic: The Bestest: scandalrag: Cybernetic: VvonderJesus: Cybernetic: That sucks. I'm no Yankees fan, but Rivera has always been a great pitcher, and seems to be classy guy.

At least it wasn't one of those humiliating off-the-field injuries, like "stabbed myself in the hand with a knife in my own kitchen punched a fire extinguisher case"

FTF topicalness

That was basketball. Baseball has a long, weird history of players injuring themselves off the field in humiliating ways:

Sammy Sosa hurt himself sneezing.
Wade Boggs injured himself putting on a pair of cowboy boots.
Jeff Kent broke his hand washing his car.
Joel Zumaya hurt himself playing Guitar Hero.

One guy actually did stab himself in the hand, while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers in his kitchen. Can't remember who that was.

That would be Jeremy Affeldt, who is currently on the DL because he hurt his knee hugging his 4 year old son.

Joba Chamberlain shattered his ankle on a trampoline.
Carl Pavano broke his ribs crashing his car while getting a hummer.

Clint Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down the stairs carrying a package of deer meat.
Bob Ojeda cut off the tip of his finger while gardening.
Carlos Zambrano was briefly shelved because of "Internet Elbow."

Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings injured his back while eating a stack of pancakes.

Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building


bh compy...wins...Fatality
 
2012-05-04 02:57:20 PM

Mole Man: SilentStrider: nmrsnr: Last man to wear #42 in baseball retires at 42. Fitting enough.

I'm curious how thats going to work whennthey go to retire 42 im the Bronx. I'm guessing it will go down as the only number retired for two players on the same team.

Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub would like a word.


They had their numbers retired by multiple teams. The 42 jersey is already retired league-wide for Jackie Robinson. Rivera still wears it because players who already had the number were grandfathered. So when the Yankees retire Rivera's number, it will be the same number retired for two different players.
 
2012-05-04 03:24:50 PM

bhcompy: Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building


I'd follow that with a Nick Adenhart joke but people actually cared about Nick Adenhart.
 
2012-05-04 03:25:44 PM
I doubt he's going to be back. Torn ACL and meniscus in his push-off leg?

Unless he's sporting a knuckleball, at his age, it's going to take a lot to get back in the game. He won't be back this year, and it's possible that it may take a full calendar year for recovery.

To be fair, he did take steroids, so maybe he'll be able to work through it. ;)
/I kid about the last part
 
2012-05-04 03:42:06 PM

idesofmarch: bhcompy: Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building

I'd follow that with a Nick Adenhart joke but people actually cared about Nick Adenhart.


Pffft... Amateurs!
img.discountpostersale.com
 
2012-05-04 03:42:20 PM
Nothing...nothing...i repeat NOTHING was as bad as Eric Gregg's 1997 NLCS strike zone vs the Braves.
 
2012-05-04 03:57:24 PM

Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Di Atribe: I like the Yankees

I dont even know you

TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR WEAPONS WHEN THEY ARE CRUSHED! Important prepositional phrase! Very important end to the sentence! DAMMIT MIKA



I had to quit reading and barf once I found out your secret like of Yankees
 
2012-05-04 04:00:31 PM

4NTLRZ: idesofmarch: bhcompy: Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building

I'd follow that with a Nick Adenhart joke but people actually cared about Nick Adenhart.

Pffft... Amateurs!
[img.discountpostersale.com image 400x488]


I'd follow that with a window seat comment but the guys with the window seats survived.
 
2012-05-04 04:18:52 PM

idesofmarch: 4NTLRZ: idesofmarch: bhcompy: Cory Lidle broke his whole body when he flew his airplane into a building

I'd follow that with a Nick Adenhart joke but people actually cared about Nick Adenhart.

Pffft... Amateurs!
[img.discountpostersale.com image 400x488]

I'd follow that with a window seat comment but the guys with the window seats survived.


So true. That was a bad day, man. I remember being pretty affected by that as a kid. Back then I was a hardcore Dr. Pepper Jr. Ranger with a fully developed hatred for the Yankees, but I always really liked Thurman Munson. Probably because I was playing a lot at catcher & remember him being the only Yank who took the time to talk to me and sign a ball after taking BP when New York was in town. He played hard & struck me as a good guy.
 
2012-05-04 04:26:09 PM
That's all there is...there ain't no Mo.

/ducks
 
2012-05-04 04:48:21 PM
If he does decide to hang it up, he and Chipper can compare knee scars at their HoF induction ceremony.
 
2012-05-04 05:12:42 PM
I just heard on Mike Francesa that Mo will *not* retire, that he will attempt a comeback. Hooray! I hope that's true.
 
2012-05-04 05:16:57 PM
"I'm not going out like this"

Enter Sandman is playing for the 365 days.
 
2012-05-04 05:45:25 PM

mikaloyd: I had to quit reading and barf once I found out your secret like of Yankees


That's not what I saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid *sobs* I hate the Yankees GO RANGERS

Also, I found this on the Tweeters RETWEETED BY SOMEONE WHO LIKES THE YANKEES note I am not following them. Dammit.

i.imgur.com
 
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