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It'll be interesting how Ortiz goes out with the Red Sox.
Yankees to honor Rivera with jersey and cap patches
What about the hand- & blowjobs?
I find this to be the most remarkable. That he could maintain his dignity amongst all the ass-kissers and slick-haired frat boy PR types is what impresses me even more than his on-field accomplishments.
Some people are only happy if they can complain about something that doesn't affect them.
Mariano continues to handle himself with dignity and grace. BTFer's? Well, lets just say that I think JRVJ has it exactly right.
32. Captain Supporter Posted: September 22, 2013 at 04:06 PM (#4547731)
the best thing of his farewell tour has been the most discrete: his private time with long time employees of each and every franchise he has visited. We know it's happened, but no further details have leaked out, which is pretty darned impressive.
The ceremony was, as is the Yankees way, endless and self-congratulatory and pompous and overbearing, in general... That said, Rivera rose above it all with his typical grace
Plus the best thing of his farewell tour has been the most discrete: his private time with long time employees of each and every franchise he has visited. We know it's happened, but no further details have leaked out, which is pretty darned impressive.
Can anyone explain why Bernie Williams is not considered one of this "Core Four," or why it wasn't "Core Five"? Is it because five doesn't rhyme with core?
You mean "discreet," and no it hasn't been, as evidenced by the fact that we knew this was going to take place before it happened. It was one of the things Rivera was being trumpeted for. We have known about it for months. We have seen it reported on for months.
some kind of foundation of homegrown players during the Yankee run of excellence, he's in it.
Forget all the nonsense.
I think it's weird that the Yankee fans are so defensive about this;
“It looked like more of a tribute to the 2004 Red Sox than to Mariano,” said one Yankees scribe.
“Did you think they rubbed in 2004 a little bit too much?” asked one Yankees official.
The nonsense is the fun part! Sure, Rivera is a great guy and a fantastic player and the Yankees are very fond of him and are glad he played for them all those years. But everybody already knows all that. The celebrations of him, however, are going over the top, and therefore it's fun to gently mock them. I think it's weird that the Yankee fans are so defensive about this; it's the same mockery that Chipper got last year. Or the Marlins' outfield display got.
was for memorabilia guy Brandon Steiner to thank him for "sponsoring today's activities.
Yeah, nobody really cares, just like nobody is actually bothered by Jeter's gift baskets or even A-Centaur. They're just such obvious targets for jokes and snark
memorabilia guy Brandon Steiner to thank him for "sponsoring today's activities.
Obviously a pseudonym.
Yes, the speech just drips of ego.
I didn't say the speech did. I said that one statement did.
ReadingTrolling is fundamental.
The Yeskees having Steiner mentioned is a deeper insult to Mo than all the snark in this thread X 100.
I have it on good authority that Marino said to James Hetfield:
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