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(Deadspin)   Mariano Rivera's All Star Game entrance may have been one of the greatest baseball highlights ever. Thank you, Jim Leyland   (deadspin.com) divider line 15
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2013-07-18 01:45:04 PM
3 votes:
Oddest thing about that video clip: The announcers kept their damn mouths shut. Amazing.
2013-07-18 02:10:52 PM
2 votes:

violentsalvation: Mo himself said it was the right move.

He got his inning in, and in a way, he passed the ball and the responsibility on to the next generation of closers. I don't think it could've been anymore perfect.


Joe Nathan is 38
2013-07-18 01:51:39 PM
2 votes:

LessO2: It wasn't about "trusting" Joe Nathan or anything, quite the opposite.   If Nathan came in the 8th and blew the lead, there would be no guarantee there would be a bottom of the 9th for Rivera to come in to.

Yeah, the NL offense was non-existant, but three runs is hardly insurmountable.

Is it that hard to figure out?


Yeah, it's not like Nathan would have been coming in facing All-stars who can hit or anything. There's no way they could get 3 runs, right? And if he did get in trouble, it'd be just as epic to see Rivera come in for 1 out with the bases loaded and chance him TAKING THE LOSS if he gives up a base hit.

Haters are stupid, it was the right move, it was an exhibition game and he got his moment. Enjoy it.
2013-07-18 12:36:08 PM
2 votes:
Classy and awesome
2013-07-18 04:45:36 PM
1 votes:

DeWayne Mann: bacongood: Slow To Return: DeWayne Mann: 7. To circle back for a conclusion, I mentioned batting order earlier. Batting order & bullpen usage are really, really similar. Tweaking either one can result in small gains; but doing so, you go against accepted "wisdom" & the wills of your players, and you risk annoying the fanbase. Generally, that's just not going to happen.

It infuriates me to watch managers give the 3-4-5 batters in the 8th to a "spare" reliever, so that he can save the ace reliever for the 6-7-8 batters.  And it's worse if lefty-righty matchups come in to play.

Sorry.  I think that's terrible managing.

The best is when the visiting team sits on the ace during an extra inning game.

I think it was the Reds a few weeks ago that used EVERY RELIEVER but their "closer" and were contemplating using a position player next. Gotta save Alroldis for that save situation that never came, you know.


It is usually followed by using the closer the next day while down by 4 because "he needs the work".
2013-07-18 04:21:23 PM
1 votes:
I am in awe that Joe Buck somehow found the restraint to keep his f*cking mouth shut
2013-07-18 02:01:02 PM
1 votes:
I particularly enjoyed the way Fox interviewed Rivera during the top of the 9th, with Fielder on third and no outs, because interviewing players and coaches during game play humanizes the game, which is what viewers want. And Mariano was so human, so eloquent, it was almost poetry.  My favorite part of baseball broadcasts is when they interview the manager or one of the coaches during the game, (I don't think you are actually allowed to interview players during a game, why that is I can't imagine) so the Rivera interview was a real treat.The only thing better than an in-game interview is when they turn the camera on someone in the crowd, usually an endearing little child, eating or just being adorable. Children are our future, don't you think? Or when they show one of the team's mascots jumping around on top of the dugout (an experience that's even better in person - that's why those seats are so expensive). You have to hand it to Fox for figuring it all out and getting it right.
2013-07-18 01:56:23 PM
1 votes:
MLB should allow Leyland to smoke in the dugout for the rest of this season for this. And I don't mean down the runway, IN THE DUGOUT.
2013-07-18 01:47:23 PM
1 votes:
It wasn't about "trusting" Joe Nathan or anything, quite the opposite.   If Nathan came in the 8th and blew the lead, there would be no guarantee there would be a bottom of the 9th for Rivera to come in to.

Yeah, the NL offense was non-existant, but three runs is hardly insurmountable.

Is it that hard to figure out?
2013-07-18 01:37:58 PM
1 votes:
sure, it would have been nice to see him close it, but Leland got him in while it mattered & not just for appearances.
2013-07-18 01:33:07 PM
1 votes:
I hate the Yankees, but think Riveria is a class act.

Good on Leyland
2013-07-18 01:29:46 PM
1 votes:
McCarver reading the lyrics to "Enter Sandman" -- not so awesome.
2013-07-18 01:28:29 PM
1 votes:

shifty lookin bleeder: GoldSpider: Why didn't he...  you know... close it?

If only there was someplace we could go to find this out!!


Like some sort of icon that when clicked takes you to an explanation as to why
2013-07-18 01:27:03 PM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: Why didn't he...  you know... close it?


If only there was someplace we could go to find this out!!
2013-07-18 12:46:41 PM
1 votes:
good on leyland to make sure the moment was set up perfectly. good on everyone in the stadium for recognizing it.
 
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