Friday, June 21, 2013

Mariano Rivera

I saw this special patch for Yankees closer Mariano Rivera today and I had to put it on the blog.

ESPN Sports Biz guru Darren Rovell revealed  the patch earlier today on his Twitter feed.

New Era will be selling the special Rivera Yankees ball cap soon, as reported on

Now I'm no fan of the Bronx Bombers, but I wouldn't mind having the patch, or the hat itself.

Rivera is in his final big league season, closing out the greatest career ever by a big league relief man.

In 19 seasons, all in Yankee Pinstripes, Rivera has a big league record 633 saves, in an amazing 1,080 appearances.

I can remember when Rivera was the set up man for John Wetteland when New York won the 1996 World Series.

Wetteland left for free agency after the '96 season, and Rivera became the Yankees closer.

Everything comes to an end, especially in sports, and in big league baseball, after the 2013 season, their will be no more "enter the Sandman."

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