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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 01:26 AM

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as Rivera came in from the bullpen.

The familiar Enter Sandman, which might as well be a dirge for every hitter who's had to face Rivera at Yankee Stadium, played at the home of the New York Mets. It easily won the night over God Bless America in the seventh or a live performance of Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond just before Rivera's entrance.

Rivera got to the mound and tipped his cap as the crowd and both dugouts rose to applaud, other relievers came out onto the warning track to show their appreciation.

"Nothing is better than this," Rivera said. "I appreciate all of it. From the fans. From the peers."


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/allstar/2013/07/16/mariano-rivera-mlb-all-star-game-new-york-yankees/2523569/


Baseball will not be the same as he retires this year.







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DainBramaged Jul 2013 OP
msanthrope Jul 2013 #1
giftedgirl77 Jul 2013 #2
Lugnut Jul 2013 #3
DainBramaged Jul 2013 #4
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2013 #5
pintobean Jul 2013 #6
hack89 Jul 2013 #7

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 01:37 AM

1. I have tix for 9/8 and 9/26. I know I will be in tears---and did you see? Salman Rushdie is a

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 01:43 AM

2. It may not have been the most exciting game

but that was definitely an awesome moment. The kid that got to take home Cabrera's bat as a souvenir after it flew into the stands is going to have one awesome story to tell.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:05 AM

3. I was in tears.

Mo earned all the respect he's getting from the fans and his peers. He's a phenomenal baseball player and a special human being who will be sorely missed next year.

Thank you, Mo.

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Response to Lugnut (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:08 AM

4. Never again, we were blessed to see this in our lifetime

What talent.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:17 AM

5. It's remarkable to see the best that ever was at something

And to basically go through that person's whole run with them. What Mo did almost became routine - it was hard sometimes to remember that you were always watching something extraordinary.

Again, the best that ever was at that role, no debate, period. Remarkable and moving.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:24 AM

6. The guy is a class act.

Too often we see extremely talented athletes let it go to their heads and act like assholes. This man is one of the very best to have ever played the game, and he's a wonderful person. He certainly deserves all the praise for all he does; on and off the field.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:26 AM

7. He's ok for a Yankee.




Baseball needs more men like him - dignified, honorable and modest.

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