Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

  • Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    To help honor the career of the greatest closing pitcher that baseball has ever seen, New Era has created a limited edition 59FIFTY Fitted Cap, called “the Mariano Rivera Exclusive.”  It features commemorative patches, a list of Mariano’s records, and the number “42″ embroidered on the back. Unfortunately for those interested in getting their hands on […]

  • Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    When you retire after a long, successful career built upon the best single pitch the game of baseball has probably ever seen, you get a pretty nice sendoff. Such is the case with Mariano Rivera. Sunday was “Mariano Rivera Day” at Yankee Stadium, with a pre-game ceremony featuring tributes from legends and a performance of […]

  • Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Yesterday was Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium, which would have been a hugely popular promotion under normal circumstances. However, the circumstances aren’t exactly normal for the Yankees or their fans. For one thing, Rivera, the greatest closer of all-time, is retiring at the end of this week. For another thing, the Yankees will not […]

  • The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    When most people retire after a long successful career, their employers and coworkers get them something kind of lame, like a plaque, or an engraved beer stein from Things Remembered. If you are a very famous and successful Major League Baseball player, however, there’s a little more fanfare. You don’t just get a little token […]

  • Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    The animated gif format can be used for a variety of purposes—artistic, humorous, journalistic, etc. Falling under “all of the above” is this one, taken from last night’s Sox/Yankees game. As you can see, it features Mariano Rivera, uh, scratching himself in an unusually animated fashion. Hey, it’s been pretty hot lately, so I certainly […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/16/2013 — Mariano Rivera

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/16/2013 — Mariano Rivera

    In reality, the entire American League pitching staff should be credited with the “Stat Line of the Night,” as they combined to limit the National League All-Stars to just three hits, one walk and no earned runs, while striking out eight over the course of the A.L.’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field.  But on this […]

  • Mariano Rivera Tears ACL While Shagging Fly Balls (Video)

    Mariano Rivera Tears ACL While Shagging Fly Balls (Video)

    Being a Toronto Blue Jays fan, there are plenty of players on the New York Yankees that I would love to see pull up lame with a serious knee injury while shagging fly balls in the outfield during batting practice.  Mariano Rivera is not one of them. Rivera suffered a torn ACL during Yankees batting […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 9/19/11 — Mariano Rivera

    Stat Line Of The Night — 9/19/11 — Mariano Rivera

    Listening to the sound of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blasting on the stadium speakers as Mariano Rivera makes his way out of the bullpen has become a common theme at Yankees games.  Equally common has been the sight of Rivera mowing down batters with his cut fastball and shaking hands with his catcher shortly after earning […]

  • 9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    Any day now, 41-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to break the all-time saves record. Now, personally, I don’t think the “save” should be as big a deal as it is. One guy gets a “save” after coming on in the bottom of the eight with the bases loaded, nobody out, and […]

  • Yankees The Latest Victims Of The SI Jinx

    Yankees The Latest Victims Of The SI Jinx

    The Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay was lucky enough to have his Sports Illustrated jinx last for only one spring training game.  The New York Yankees have not been so fortunate.  And to make matters worse, the May 3, 2010 issue of the popular sports magazine featured not one, but four of the Bronx Bombers’ top […]

  • The Joba Chamberlain Rules Part Deux

    The Joba Chamberlain Rules Part Deux

    Total Pro Sports – Hello TPS readers! Anders again. I feel the need to chime in on the Yankees. Specifically the handling of their rising star, Joba Chamberlain. Joba the young pitching phenom who set New York on fire the second half of the ‘ 07 season.  The Yankee fans are really passionate about this […]