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(Huffington Post)   Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blows out his knee shagging fly balls during batting practice   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 22
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2012-05-04 08:44:20 AM
3 votes:
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 07:03:55 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-05-03 09:04:22 PM
2 votes:
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
2012-05-04 11:47:36 AM
1 votes:
RIP Geraldo Rivera


cache.boston.com
2012-05-04 10:04:23 AM
1 votes:
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 09:58:38 AM
1 votes:
Best Yankee ever!

/Sad Sox fan
2012-05-04 09:46:08 AM
1 votes:
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 09:43:43 AM
1 votes:
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 09:23:31 AM
1 votes:

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 09:21:19 AM
1 votes:

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 09:15:55 AM
1 votes:
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 09:03:18 AM
1 votes:

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 08:47:45 AM
1 votes:
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 07:52:24 AM
1 votes:
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 07:44:28 AM
1 votes:
Sucks. The guy always struck me as a class act.
/Mets fan
2012-05-04 07:23:10 AM
1 votes:
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 07:14:16 AM
1 votes:
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 06:46:03 AM
1 votes:

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 02:18:40 AM
1 votes:
i90.photobucket.com

Knows a few things about proper shagging.

/career end by injury just sucks
2012-05-04 02:10:03 AM
1 votes:
GIS search: the greatest closer of all time.

Link

/That's about as unanimous as the internet ever gets.
2012-05-04 12:30:19 AM
1 votes:
Poor Mo. The best closer ever and his career might've ended on that fluky shiat. So farking sad.
2012-05-03 09:28:05 PM
1 votes:

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
 
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