Thursday, September 26, 2013
One Mo Time
Mariano Rivera will retire as the all-time saves leader, and with his four outs recorded tonight, will also retire as the all-time ERA leader at 2.209, assuming he doesn't allow any runs in his appearences in Houston. Mariano Rivera will also achieve his lifelong dream of appearing in center field for the Yankees. I think he should play more than one inning in the outfield, as a way to pay homage to Rivera. Let him live out his lifelong desire and allow him to do what he would like to do as a final check off his bucket list. The moment Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter came out to do the pitching change honors, my heart sunk and the feeling was one of sadness, but it was a happy sadness. I know that Rivera will remember this day for the rest of his life, and after the game Mo came to the mound one last time, collected dirt and stepped off to a standing ovation to the remaining crowd, many of whim stuck around to watch Mariano Rivera take his final trip to the Yankees clubhouse as an active player.