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Given Rivera’s understated and admirable approach to the whole thing, he probably doesn’t see the need for what follows, which is a patch devoted to Mo’s retirement tour.
1995. Holy Cow.
I vaguely recall him pitching 3+ innings to win Game 2 vs. the M's. Thankfully they took him out for Black Jack in Game 5 :)
I recall reading somewhere that Cone barely got out of bed for two weeks after that game.
The Orioles didn't do this for Cal Ripken, the Pirates didn't do this for Stargell.
I agree that Mariano's a legendary closer, but this is a little embarrassing. The Orioles didn't do this for Cal Ripken, the Pirates didn't do this for Stargell.
This will be nothing compared to the Yankees' mass ritual suicide to honor Jeter.
I thought Yankee hating was on the wane
It now takes the following form: "Can you believe those ####### Yankee fans being upset that their team sucks. The nerve."
I must say I am kinda flabbergasted by this and it's not just the Yanks but other AL teams honoring him too. Was this done for Hoffman? Was it done for Chipper? Was it done for Maddux?
Just wait until MLB prohibits anyone from ever wearing his number again.
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