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thomas35forever
03-07-2013, 02:57 PM
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/07/report-mariano-rivera-to-retire-after-this-season/
So ends the #42 among active players.

BleacherBandit
03-07-2013, 03:11 PM
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/07/report-mariano-rivera-to-retire-after-this-season/
So ends the #42 among active players.

That's what you choose to emphasize?

Goodbye to one of the greatest 9th inning pitchers (if not the best) in MLB history.

ChiSoxFann
03-07-2013, 04:16 PM
It sucked the Sox lost to the Yanks the day they retired Big Frank's jersey number, but it was the only time I was able to see Riviera pitch and he got a save. Glad I got to see him once.

It seems we always have a closer who makes things interesting and I can't imagine how nice it's been for Yanks fans with Mo in their pen. A helluva career :gulp:

downstairs
03-07-2013, 04:24 PM
That's what you choose to emphasize?

Goodbye to one of the greatest 9th inning pitchers (if not the best) in MLB history.


THE greatest, no question.

DumpJerry
03-07-2013, 04:43 PM
THE greatest, no question.
I know a lot of teams that said that about Billy Koch. :angry:

102605
03-07-2013, 05:21 PM
At the END of the season. This needs to be emphasized in the title or by OP.

Bobby Thigpen
03-07-2013, 06:16 PM
THE greatest, no question.
I'll still take Eck. Sure, Rivera has been awesome, but Eck didn't even become a closer until he was 34.

DSpivack
03-07-2013, 06:26 PM
I'll still take Eck. Sure, Rivera has been awesome, but Eck didn't even become a closer until he was 34.

Eck had maybe 3 seasons as good as Rivera's average year.

cub killer
03-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Can't **** with the Hammer of God.

Boondock Saint
03-07-2013, 08:01 PM
At the END of the season. This needs to be emphasized in the title or by OP.

This.

spawn
03-07-2013, 08:41 PM
At the END of the season. This needs to be emphasized in the title or by OP.

This.
Done.

spawn
03-07-2013, 08:43 PM
THE greatest, no question.

I'll still take Eck. Sure, Rivera has been awesome, but Eck didn't even become a closer until he was 34.

Eck had maybe 3 seasons as good as Rivera's average year.
Yep. Counting the regular and postseasons, I don't see how anyone could argue he wasn't the best ever.

Boondock Saint
03-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Done.

Thanks, I got a little depressed when I first read the title.

Yep. Counting the regular and postseasons, I don't see how anyone could argue he wasn't the best ever.

Yep. Easily the greatest.

ChiSoxFann
03-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Watching his press conference I forgot just how classy Rivera is too. It was a pleasure watching a guy as good as him who had no need for any showboating antics ala Valverde and K-Rod.

amsteel
03-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Shame they can't retire his number.

gobears1987
03-09-2013, 01:56 PM
The one time I got to see him pitch, he gave up the winning run on a DeWayne Wise single in the 9th of a tie game.

Still the greatest closer ever. Only Eck is close in my book.

Nellie_Fox
03-09-2013, 03:39 PM
I will still insist that you cannot compare the modern "one-inning, nobody on base" closer to the guys who would be brought in any time after the sixth inning, usually with runners on base, who would "put out the fire" and then finish out the remaining innings.

SephClone89
03-09-2013, 04:27 PM
The one time I got to see him pitch, he gave up the winning run on a DeWayne Wise single in the 9th of a tie game.

Still the greatest closer ever. Only Eck is close in my book.

A week after his catch saving the perfecto, IIRC?

EDIT: After digging around Baseball Ref, I think you might be remembering wrong.