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Old 09-27-2013, 12:56 AM
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Mariano's final game in New York

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Great pitcher, great career, but I was never afraid when the Sox faced him. It seemed like they had pretty good success against him.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:05 AM
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Wasn't he still one of the best in the league this year? I feel bad for him. He probably doesn't even want to retire, but he is almost forced to with all the going away madness.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:16 AM
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Great pitcher, great career, but I was never afraid when the Sox faced him. It seemed like they had pretty good success against him.
His career ERA and WHIP against the Sox were 1.26 and 0.78 (!), respectively. I think he did OK against them.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:17 AM
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Great pitcher, great career, but I was never afraid when the Sox faced him. It seemed like they had pretty good success against him.
1.26 Career ERA against the Sox.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:29 AM
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As he walked to the dugout, he tipped his cap to the crowd and then turned and saluted the guys on the mound .. that was a great shot..
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:32 AM
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He also might be playing the outfield in Houston...

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:26 AM
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Wasn't he still one of the best in the league this year? I feel bad for him. He probably doesn't even want to retire, but he is almost forced to with all the going away madness.
Well, he is the one who announced he was retiring at the end of this year before the season started, it's not like people are just assuming...
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:43 AM
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Well, he is the one who announced he was retiring at the end of this year before the season started, it's not like people are just assuming...
Wasn't last year supposed to be his last but then he got hurt?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:12 AM
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Wasn't last year supposed to be his last but then he got hurt?
I believe before 2012 he said "I've made up my mind on whether or not I'm retiring after this year, but I'm not announcing it yet."

So, yes, basically.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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Even though the Yankees are my least-favorite MLB team, watching the highlights of Rivera's last game in New York were pretty cool. I liked the touch of having Pettitte and Jeter come out to the mound and seeing Rivera's emotions were neat.

I hope Rivera's retirement goes well for him as he seems like a classy man.
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Wow. That was pretty amazing to watch. Much deserved.

With the exception of Jackie Robinson Day when everyone does it, he'll be the last player to ever wear the number 42.
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The perfect gift: How the Yankees gave Mariano Rivera something he can save for the rest of his life.

All of Rivera's teammates exited into the clubhouse. He sat on the right side of the bench by himself. He straightened his hat and stood up from the bench. For one last time, he walked up the steps. The sea of photographers parted. He went past No. 42, over the baseline and to the mound. He stood on top of the rubber, sideways, like he was ready to throw a pitch. Ten minutes after his last one here, he already missed it.After kicking the ground a couple times, Rivera bent over. He swept the dirt into a pile, cupped his hands and grabbed a muddy treasure.

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:58 PM
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I guess it's not a bad idea to go out while still dominating. He would fall off eventually I am assuming. Super human. Probably the best player over the last 15 years overall.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:57 PM
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I guess it's not a bad idea to go out while still dominating. He would fall off eventually I am assuming. Super human. Probably the best player over the last 15 years overall.
He's got one hell of a case for it. His ERA's only cracked 3.00 twice in his career, and one of those times was his rookie season. There won't be another like him.
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