This Is SportsCenter – Metallica
“Since Mariano Rivera retired, the guys from Metallica don’t have much to do.”
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Community, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Air Jordan, Andy Pettitte, Billy Crystal, Bob Sheppard, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, FDNY, Jay-Z, Joe Torre, Jon Lester, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Michael Jordan, Mr. Met, New Tork Mets, New York City, New York Yankees, Nike, NYPD, Phil Jackson, RE2PECT, Red Sox Nation, Rudy Guiliani, Spike Lee, Tiger Woods, Tino Martinez, Tip Your Captain, Yankee Stadium, Yankees fans, Yankees Universe on July 15, 2014| Leave a Comment »
This new Derek Jeter commercial is set to air tonight during the MLB All-Star Game tonight. Much like last year’s Rivera tribute, tonight will be more like a “Derek Jeter Special” than an all-star game. All eyes on Derek.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Rumors, tagged Andy Pettitte, Breaking News, Core Four, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Retirement on September 20, 2013| Leave a Comment »
have not confirmed 100 pct, but getting lot of buzz Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement this afternoon. Will keep u posted #Yankees
This isn’t shocking news, but Joel Sherman is now reporting that Pettitte will hang it up at the end of the season. If true, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte will all be gone. Leaving Derek Jeter as the last man standing of the Yankees Core Four. This is a sad day indeed.
can confirm pettitte will announce his retirement. likely by early this afternoon. #yankees
Update: 12:15PM ET:
The YES Network just released a statement by Andy Pettitte:
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged Baseball Fans Bid Adieu To the Great Mariano Rivera, Exit Sandman, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, SI Cover, Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci on September 18, 2013| 1 Comment »
Mariano Rivera dons this weeks cover of Sports illustrated. This is Mo’s 4th time on the cover of SI. Tom Verducci has the cover story, “Exit Sandman: Baseball Fans Bid Adieu To the Great Mariano Rivera.” The issues hits newsstands today. Be sure to pick up your copy.
“Probably not since Koufax have we seen anyone leave the game with so much respect.” – Joe Torre
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Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, tagged Lisa Miller, Mariano Rivera, Mo, New York Magazine, New York Yankees, NY Mag, Pitching God on June 11, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Closer, Enter Sandman, ESPN, Mariano Rivera, Mo, New York Yankees, Sunday Conversation, The Greatest Closer of All-Time, The Right Hand of God on May 22, 2013| 1 Comment »
In honor of Mo’s amazing run so far (17-for-17 in save situations), here’s a video clip that was filmed at the beginning of the season about his final year in pinstripes.
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Ballfield, Baseball Glove, Bat, Brandon Steiner, Cardboard, Glove, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Panama on November 25, 2012| 5 Comments »
I’ve never seen this video before, and I just found it very humbling to watch. We’ve sat in front of our televisions for years on end and watched Mariano Rivera simply dominate the game. He is, after all, a 12-time All-Star, the all-time leader in saves, with five Rolaiads Relief Man Awards and a three time Delivery Man of the Year. If there has ever been a sure bet for the Hall of Fame, he’s it.
But growing up in Panama, his own family didn’t have the money to buy him a bat or glove. Panama, like most of the world, is a country of haves and have-nots. Given it’s climate and large tourist industry, parts of Panama feature restaurants, casinos and nightlife to rival any vacation destination. But Mariano did not grow up privileged in Panama City. He was the son of a fisherman in Puerto Caimito. There were no fancy restaurants, no casinos and no lavish nightlife. It is doubtful that you can order take-out or play cards online at partycasino.com there to this day.
Mariano didn’t even have a decent field to play on. Kids from the neighborhood made balls from old clothing and nets; rolling the material up and wrapping it up with tape. But given how Mariano and so many other great Panamanian players turned out, it seems to have mattered very little. Baseball is still a lot more about heart and determination than equipment and trappings.
Using a knife and a small piece of cardboard, he created a baseball glove. It’s just incredible to see how far he’s come. From cardboard gloves and fields without grass to Yankee Stadium and the most prestigious franchise in all of sports is simply mind boggling. It just makes you smile. [talking about his cardboard baseball glove] “I was the happiest kid in the neighborhood with this thing.” – Mo