Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

Herald’s Koji-tations Are Krazy

The hardreading staff gets it that Pennant Fever Grips Hub Tabloid (just check out pages 1 through 5, along with the actual Sports section). But then the feisty local fanzoid goes overboard. From today’s Back Page: Uehara among greats? Really? The guy has 24 … Continue reading

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After This, No Mo

Roger Angell has this fabulous parting gift for the great Rivera in his New Yorker blog. Mo Town Late on yesterday’s dazzling, post-summer afternoon in the Bronx, each batter and infielder moved and ran with his own autumnal sharp-shadow cutout … Continue reading

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Local Dailies Have Mo Sports Coverage

The Boston Sunday papers featured – hold on now – very similar takes on New York Yankee immortal Mariano Rivera, who’s been on a unique farewell tour in this his final season. Peter Abraham piece from the Boston Sunday Globe: Yankees’ … Continue reading

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A (Jason) Gay Ol’ Time (The Great Rivera Edition)

The Wall Street Journal’s redoubtable Jason Gay gets it pitch-perfect in his latest column: Let’s Be Cool Like Mariano Rivera I have a new dream, a fresh life goal. I want to be more like Mariano Rivera. I believe I … Continue reading

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Mariano Rivera: “Pitching God”

From our Late to the Going-Away-Party desk Last week – the hardworking staff has a serious periodical backlog – New York magazine ran a cover story on Mariano Rivera that was as sharp as the cut fastball he’s lived off … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Red Sox-Yankees Game

From our Made Yankee Fan in Boston desk: #1:  The hardworking staff is getting too old for this shit. Except, of course, it’s too riveting to look away from. #2: Marco Scutaro? Really? To save time, let’s just fast-forward to … Continue reading

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Damn, Yankees

Go figure – Mo blows a save, then Pap blows a save, then the Yanks load the bases but can’t win, then the Yanks load the bases and do win. How great a game is baseball?

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The Great Rivera

Say, that was some win by the Yankees last night, no? (Boxscore here.) They rallied from a 6-1 deficit to take a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth against the Texas Rangers. As death follows taxes, that meant … Continue reading

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Class Acts o’ the Day (Mo & Rafa Edition)

Let’s start with Rafael Nadal, winner of the Gentleman’s Final at Wimbledon – and the Gentleman’s Anything everywhere else. How classy is Nadal? He absolutely manhandled Tomas Berdych, but afterward made the match sound like some Strawberries-and-Cream Smackdown. To paraphrase: … Continue reading

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The great Mariano Rivera for Canali: Is there a classier guy in professional sports? Wethinks not.

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